Florida's Pouncey starts after hospital visit

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Florida guard Maurkice Pouncey has started
the Sugar Bowl despite spending more than five hours at Tulane
Hospital because of kidney stones.

Team officials say Pouncey had a CT scan that showed no kidney
obstruction. He received four bags of intravenous fluids and was
cleared to play by team physician Dr. Jay Clugston.

Pouncey, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound junior from Lakeland, Fla., has
started every game this season at right guard.

Friday night's Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati could be Pouncey's
last game for the Gators. He is rated among the top offensive
linemen in college football and is considering entering the NFL
draft next spring.