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PITTSBURGH — The Miami Hurricanes were without one of their starting defensive tackles for their matchup against No. 17 Pittsburgh on Saturday at Heinz Field.
Nesta Jade Silvera didn’t travel with UM to Pittsburgh due to a non-COVID-19-related illness, a university spokesperson confirmed to reporters before kickoff.
Silvera, a fourth-year junior, has been listed as a co-starter at defensive tackle along with Jonathan Ford and Jared Harrison-Hunte this season.
He played in Miami’s first seven games of the season, recording 20 tackles (eight solo) and three tackles for loss.
For Pittsburgh, wide receiver Jordan Addison and running back Israel Abanikanda were available against the Hurricanes after both players’ status for Saturday was uncertain after they exited the Panthers’ game against Clemson on Oct. 23. midway through the matchup and entering the concussion protocol.
This story will be updated.