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Shoulder surgery ousts Sean Taylor

Oct. 15, 2003 at 1:49 PM

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Defensive back Sean Taylor of second-ranked Miami will not play this Saturday against Temple.

Taylor, a junior and native of Miami, is recuperating from underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Monday.

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"The prognosis is good for his recovery," said Coach Larry Coker. "It is going to be day-to-day for him. He had a lot of discomfort, and it certainly needed to be cleaned up, and this seemed to be the time to do it with the open date."

The 6-3, 225-pounder was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week for his effort last Saturday, when the Hurricanes dumped Florida State, 22-14. He had two interceptions, including one 50 yards for a touchdown, and added seven tackles and four pass break-ups.

Taylor is tied for the national lead interceptions with six and is second on the Miami defense with 42 tackles.

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