Tag:Florida Injury Report
Posted on: August 10, 2011 12:15 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2011 12:17 pm

Florida loses freshman TE for 2 months

Posted by Chip Patterson

As Florida continues to shift around personnel with their new staff, head coach Will Muschamp had to make some more moves after losing A.C. Leonard to a knee injury.

Muschamp told the Gainesville Sun Leonard had surgery on Wednesday to repair torn meniscus, and is expected to miss up to two months. Leonard was ranked among the best tight ends in the 2011 class according to most recruiting services.  Muschamp indicated that the decision whether or not Leonard would redshirt the 2011 season will be made at a later date.  The freshman tight end was listed third on the depth chart behind Jordan Reed and Gerald Christian, and his absence has forced the staff to move some players around.

Defensive end Clay Burton, younger brother of sophomore Trey, will move to tight end to add some depth at that position. Wide receiver Omarius Hines will also spend some time lining up at tight end "in certain situations," a position he assumed at times in 2010.

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Posted on: October 14, 2010 11:01 am
Edited on: October 14, 2010 11:05 am

Meyer: Demps probable, Brantley at full speed

Posted by Chip Patterson

Florida's home loss to LSU on Saturday night left Gator fans with a lot of "what if's."  Fans wondered how the game could have been different if quarterback John Brantley had been 100%, or if the outcome would have changed with the presence of speedy playmaker Jeff Demps.  Head coach Urban Meyer was able to deliver good news on both players on Wednesday.

"Good news on Demps," Meyer said during the SEC teleconference on Wednesday. "He's feeling a lot better than he did last week.  Obviously, we need his big-play shot. I put him as probable for Saturday (against Mississippi State). He's going to do some practice (Wednesday) and then, he's telling me, he's going to practice (Thursday)."

While the exact extent of Brantley's rib and thumb injuries have been a topic of much debate, Meyer continues to insist that his starting quarterback is ready to play.  Though this time he has some more evidence to present, with Brantley going full speed in practice for the first time in almost two weeks.  Brantley was limited leading up to the LSU game due to shoulder complications from his rib injury.

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