Antonio Morrison becomes 10th Gators player lost to season-ending injury
Florida MLB Antonio Morrison has played his last game for the Florida Gators this season.
Morrison suffered an MCL injury in Saturday's game against Vanderbilt, and will miss the remainder of the season.
"He tore his meniscus," Florida coach Will Muschamp said. "It’s a radial tear, the same thing (RB) Matt Jones did. So, very disappointed for him."
Morrison is the 10th Florida player to suffer a season-ending injury since fall camp began in August, the seventh starter. The sophomore had a team-high 56 tackles, including 27 unassisted, in eight games this season.
The Gators will play at South Carolina Saturday night, still needing two wins in their final three games to become bowl-eligible. Muschamp said he met with the team Monday morning and he doesn't believe they have quit, but the injuries are taking a toll.
“I certainly think it has had an effect, but we’ve got to find way to get it right," he said.
With Morrison out, the Gators will again have to shuffle players into different positions.
"Mike Taylor will play MIC and Jarrad Davis will start at WILL," Muschamp said. "Darrin Kitchens and Neiron (Ball) in sub situations can play inside. Neiron will play inside regardless and Darrin will play on the edge. Alex Anzalone keeps coming on doing a good job for us. He’ll get some snaps.”