Virginia football: Tim Harris undergoes wrist surgery, expected to return in 2018

After suffering a season-ending wrist injury against William and Mary on September 2, Virginia cornerback Tim Harris has undergone successful surgery, Cavaliers coach Bronco Mendenhall announced on Monday.

The senior is likely to return in 2018 since he had applied for a medical hardship waiver that should be approved, according to Mendenhall per Wahoos247.

I got a report that said it went exactly as planned…And that is a long recovery, so to return to, I would say full action, that’s a six-month recovery, he is planning on coming back for a sixth season, and I’m excited about that.

The Richmond, Va. product has seen little of the field over the past couple of seasons. He appeared in the season-opening win against William and Mary and recorded a tackle, but was forced to exit and did not play against Indiana. Last year, he missed all but two games with a left shoulder injury that required season-ending surgery. He appeared in ten games and started nine in 2015 but was bothered by his shoulder throughout the season. For his career, Harris has recorded 73 tackles and 5.0 TFLs.