Patchan returns, Nixon out for No. 4 Florida

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Matt Patchan is back at
practice, but the player competing with him at left tackle is out
with a knee injury.

Coach Urban Meyer says sophomore Xavier Nixon, who started the
final five games last season, is having his knee checked and could
miss fourth-ranked Florida's opener Sept. 3 against Miami (Ohio).

Meyer says the injury is "nothing major," but adds that it
"might be a couple weeks."

Patchan sat out the last two weeks because of a broken bone in
his right wrist. He was in a cast last week, but Meyer says he has
returned to practice. Patchan is not participating in full-contact
drills, though.

Defensive tackle Brandon Antwine (concussion) and receiver
Justin Williams (shoulder) also are sidelined. Meyer expects
Antwine back this week.

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