LB Jeremi Powell out for season

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has lost yet another player to a season-ending injury.

Coach Will Muschamp says backup linebacker Jeremi Powell tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Saturday at Missouri and will have season-ending surgery. He was injured trying to block a punt.

Powell, a redshirt freshman, had been a key contributor on special teams.

"Unfortunate for him," Muschamp said. "He's a guy who was really emerging special teams-wise."

Powell is the eighth Florida player lost for the season to injury.

The list includes four starters: Quarterback Jeff Driskel (broken leg), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee), right tackle Chaz Green (labrum) and running back Matt Jones (knee).

Receiver/kick returner Andre Debose (knee), freshman linebacker Matt Rolin (knee) and freshman defensive back Nick Washington (shoulder) also sustained season-ending injuries.

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