Jacory Harris pummeled, knocked out of 'Canes-UVA game

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A rough year statistically has once again become brutal physically for Miami’s Jacory Harris.

Harris, who has been pounded unmercifully throughout the 2010 season, was knocked out of the Hurricanes game with Virginia early in the second quarter on what was a brutal but clean hit by a Cavaliers defensive player.  The injury occurred as Harris attempted a pass, which, to add insult to injury, was picked off by UVA’s Chase Minnifield.  It was Harris’ 11th interception of the season.

The quarterback laid prone on the ground for several minutes before being helped to his feet by UM’s medical staff.  He was then helped off the field and went straight into the locker room for further evaluation.

While there was no official word on where Harris was injured, his head slammed hard into the turf following the hit and he appeared woozy once he was helped to his feet.  There’s also no word on when or if Harris will be able to return.

Harris was replaced by backup Spencer Whipple, son of ‘Canes offensive coordinator Mark Whipple.

Virginia currently leads 7-0 with just under seven minutes left in the second quarter.

UPDATED 1:47 p.m. ET: Harris will not play for the remainder of the game, the school has announced.  Virginia will take a stunning 14-0 lead into the second half.  Maybe Miami wouldn’t mind Minnesota coming after Randy Shannon after all…