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Spring practice proves rough on Florida football

By on March 27th, 2013

Week two of spring practice is in the books for the Florida football team, as the Gators prepare to make their spring debut in the annual Orange and Blue game just a week and a half away.

One of the biggest themes coming into the remaining second half of the practice schedule is the weakening health of the squad. Linemen Chaz Green and Ian Silberman are out for the entirety of spring with ankle and shoulder injuries respectively. Redshirt sophomore Trip Thurman is joining that list, as head coach Will Muschamp announced Tuesday that he underwent an MRI for a shoulder injury. Muschamp said that the injuries are just an innate part of spring ball, but they’re taking a significant toll on the O-line.

However, Muschamp said that linebacker Neiron Ball, recovering from an ankle injury, is making his way back to a full practice.

Muschamp also expects defensive end Jonathan Bullard, coming off a hamstring injury, to return soon.

One thing is for sure, injuries could give the Gators a different look for the spring game; Muschamp said that game might look more like a practice atmosphere because of the lack of healthy offensive linemen.


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