Miami quarterback Jacory Harris was helped off the field with about 12 minutes remaining in the second quarter at Virginia after he took a clean but brutal hit that left him motionless for a while.
Backup Spencer Whipple, son of offensive coordinator Mark Whipple, was warming up.
Harris has taken a lot of criticism this season -- some fair, some not -- but there's no question he's the best option on the roster. He gives the Canes the best chance to win, and they need him healthy. You might be able to question Harris' decision-making, but not his toughness.
Canes fans should hope Harris bounces back as quickly from this injury as he has everything else in his career.