Miami quarterback Ryan Williams, the leading candidate to start for the Hurricanes this fall, had surgery for a torn right ACL on Wednesday that "could not have gone better," his mother told The Miami Herald.
Williams' injury occurred Friday night during a noncontact drill in the second scrimmage of the spring. There still is no timetable for his return, although Jayne Williams told the Herald that the fifth-year senior expects to play in 2014 -- "he wants to play at Nebraska" and "finish his football career with his best friends and teammates."
Miami visits Nebraska on Sept. 20.
Jayne Williams told the Herald that the University of Miami is reaching out to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has had a successful return after a torn ACL, to discuss a rehabilitation plan.
Without Williams, the Canes will turn to redshirt freshman Kevin Olsen, who was working with the second team this spring, and third-string sophomore Gray Crow. True freshmen Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier will join the team this summer. Kaaya, a four-star member of the ESPN 300, is rated the No. 5 pocket-passing quarterback in his recruiting class and the No. 112 player overall.
Williams completed 68.8 percent of his passes (22 of 32) for 369 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He played in five games in 2012 and sat out the 2011 season after transferring from Memphis, where he started 10 games as a true freshman.
Heather Dinich of ESPN.com contributed to this report.