Florida TE A.C. Leonard Suffers Knee Injury

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida tight end A.C. Leonard, considered one of the top recruits in the state last fall, injured his left knee and could be out for the season.

Leonard, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound freshman from Jacksonville, tore meniscus in his left knee during a non-contact drill Saturday. He had arthroscopic surgery Wednesday, and coach Will Muschamp says Leonard will be out six to eight weeks.

Muschamp says the team will make a decision about redshirting Leonard once he's healthy. Leonard averaged 20 yards a catch at University Christian High School last season and was expected to help the Gators this fall.

Because of his injury, Florida moved defensive end Clay Burton to tight end for depth behind starter Jordan Reed.


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