University of Florida senior defensive tackle Dominique Easley will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in a non-contact drill earlier this week.
Gator coach Will Muschamp originally said Easley had “tweaked” his knee in practice during the SEC Coaches Teleconference on Wednesday but later that day a statement was released by UF Sports Information from Muschamp confirming the ACL tear.
In the statement, Muschamp said in part that Easley “suffered a tear of both his ACL and medial meniscus which will require season ending surgery.”
Easley could qualify for a medical redshirt but he is unlikely to return to school as most NFL Draft experts have him as a first round selection although he will probably have to prove to scouts and teams that he will be fully healed from his injury.
In other news, Gator quarterback Jeff Driskel has had his surgery to insert a plate and screws in his broken leg. Doctors also repaired his medial ligaments and put two screws across his ankle joint; the surgery is considered to be successful and recovery time is four to six months.