The Florida Gators just received some terrible news.
Quarterback Jeff Driskel broke his leg in Saturday’s win against Tennessee, and now according to Gator Zone, All American defensive tackle Dominique Easley will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL.
Easley suffered the injury late Tuesday night near the end of Florida’s practice during a non-contact drill. Florida head coach Will Muschamp released this statement.
“As I said earlier today on the SEC Conference Call, Dominique injured his right knee in practice in a non-contact situation,’’ Muschamp said following Wednesday’s practice. “Test results have revealed that he suffered a tear of both his ACL and medial meniscus, which will require season-ending surgery.
“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.
“Obviously, it is hardest on Dominique. We are disappointed for him, but we will be there for him every step of the way through his surgery and rehab process.”
Projected to be a top 10 pick in the 2014 draft, this is the second time the 6-foot-2, 285-pound Easley has torn an ACL.