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Estopinan, Antwine out for the season



GAINESVILLE - Defensive linemmen Javier Estopinan and Brandon Antwine are out for the season, further weakening an already struggling Florida defense.

Estopinan suffered an ACL injury in his left knee in Saturday's loss against Georgia. It is the third ACL injury of his career. Antwine spent nearly two weeks in the hospital with a back injury, a muscular problem that caused severe pain.

While the Florida medical staff was hopeful that Estopinan's injury wasn't an ACL, UF coach Urban Meyer said he could tell when he looked into Estopinan's eyes Saturday night that the test results were most likely not going to be good.

He said he expects Estopinan, a redshirt junior, to return next season. For now, he wants to continue to be with the team and act as a team leader because of the character person he is, Meyer said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:21pm]


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