May 25, 2006

McCarthy rehabbing coming off shoulder surgery

Miami linebacker signee Colin McCarthy underwent left shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum and tendons Jan. 20.

He's currently in rehab, but says by the time the fall practice rolls around he will be "100 percent."

"Right now it's just strengthening it," McCarthy said. "The range of motion is fine. By the time two-a-days start down there I don't think I'll have a problem.

"I'm hoping when we play FSU to at least be on some special teams, getting in the mix of everything. I hope to show them I'm ready right away."

If he is on the field for Game 1, he expects to be showing off uniform No. 44.

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