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Florida Gators bitten by injury bug again

 

Miami Herald Writer

On the eve of Halloween, Florida’s beleaguered offensive line just got even scarier. Struggling but talented left tackle D.J. Humphries sprained his right medial collateral ligament in Monday’s practice and will be sidelined up to four weeks.

According to coach Will Muschamp, the sophomore is “a quick recovery guy,” but the 6-5, 285-pound tackle will definitely miss Saturday’s game against Georgia, forcing another reshuffling up front.

Former starting right tackle Tyler Moore, benched Tuesday following two consecutive poor performances, will now start in Humphries’ place at left tackle, and junior college transfer Trenton Brown will make his first career Football Bowl Subdivision start at right tackle.

Although Florida has been hamstrung by injuries all season, the offensive line has mostly avoided the injury bug. Not anymore.

• Muschamp did offer some positive injury news, saying linebacker Ronald Powell (ankle), defensive tackle Damien Jacobs (head) and linebacker Darrin Kitchens (shoulder) should all play Saturday. … Sophomore tight end Kent Taylor will redshirt this season.

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