Gators' A.C. Leonard out with torn meniscus
Florida freshman TE A.C. Leonard suffered a torn meniscus on Saturday and will likely miss about 6-8 weeks, Florida coach Will Muschamp said today.
"Disappointing news, A.C. Leonard tore his meniscus Saturday, and had surgery this morning,'' Muschamp said. "We think everything’s going to be fine. It was a non-contact injury. He planted on it wrong, nobody was near him or around him. We’re very disappointed. That’s going to be a 6-8 week process and we’ll make a decision on his playing this year at that time.''
Leonard was among Florida's early enrollees in January. Rivals.com ranked him the No. 5 tight end in the nation out of Jacksonville University Christian.
Freshman DE Clay Burton will move to tight end to help add depth to the position. Muschamp said Burton played the position in high school.