The Florida football team received a bit of bad news earlier
this afternoon after Gator coach Will Muschamp announced senior defensive tackle Dominique Easley’s status is up in the air after he “tweaked his knee” in practice on
Multiple reports circulated on Twitter earlier on Wednesday, saying the injury could possibly be a torn ACL, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Gator defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin said today that Easley’s injury was of the non-contact variety as he sustained the injury while chasing down a screen pass play.
Easley tweeted this shortly after the Muschamp SEC
“Gatornation thank you for all of 4 yrs of sticking with me
but god has something else planned for me and have no worries”
Easley’s injury is in his right knee, not his surgically
repaired left ACL that he tore against Florida State in 2011. Easley is eligible
for a medical redshirt because the Gators have played three of the 12 games in
the regular season, below the 30 percent threshold to be eligible for a medical
redshirt. Easley was considered a top NFL prospect before his injury, so he may
elect to make himself eligible for the draft anyway.