Florida confirmed that defensive tackle Dominique Easley will miss the rest of the season due to an ACL tear in his right knee. Easley injured his knee during practice on Tuesday. It was a non contact injury. More.
Easley, who had started off his senior campagin in his usual beast mode manor, might have played his last game in a Gators uniform.
“I talked to Dominique and the team this afternoon and we will continue to look for his leadership and experience throughout the season. Watching any of your players go through this is one of the hardest things about being a coach.” said Will Muschamp in Gatorzone.
The Gators have now lost their key leaders on both sides of the ball, Driskel and now Easley. This is Easley’s second ACL tear while with the Gators, the first being suffered against Florida State back in 2011. That was in his left knee.
The backup to Easley on the depth chart is Darious Cummings, who almost returned an interception for a touchdown last week. The Florida coaching staff also expressed their interest in giving freshman Jay-nard Bostwick some time at defensive tackle.
Regardless of this injury, Easley will most likely still be selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. He also has the choice to take a medical redshirt, which would make him a redshirt senior next season.
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