Florida's Dominique Easley is out for the rest of the season

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Dominique Easley may have seen his Florida career end in practice Tuesday. (USATSI)
Dominique Easley will miss the rest of the season. (USATSI)

Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The school confirmed the news on Wednesday evening after conflicting reports as to Easley's health.

“Test results revealed he suffered a tear of both his ACL & medial meniscus, which will require season-ending surgery," said Florida coach Will Muschamp.

Earlier Wednesday Muschamp told reporters during the SEC teleconference that Easley had "tweaked" his knee and would sit out Wednesday's practice, but adding that "We think he'll be fine."

Muschamp also said that the injury occurred during a non-contact drill on Tuesday.

The loss of the Gators' best defensive lineman, potential All-American and senior leader is obviously a staggering, staggering blow. Easley becomes the second vital Gator to be lost for the season to injury in a matter of days. Starting quarterback Jeff Driskel broke his leg against Tennessee Saturday.

And Driskel and Easley are only two of the six players the Gators have now lost for the season due to injury.

Tom Fornelli contributed to this report

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