Gators' all-everything player Trey Burton misses Kentucky game with back spasms
It is the game that still defines the Florida career of hybrid player Trey Burton – a six touchdown night against Kentucky in 2010.
But Burton did not get an opportunity to face the Wildcats on Saturday after being forced to sit out due to back spasms, coach Will Muschamp said.
"Trey Burton came in with back spasms Friday morning, we worked on him all day Friday, Friday night and into (Saturday) morning,” Muschamp said. “We did everything we could do to get him ready, but every time he planted his right foot he had pain shooting up his right hip. And that’s all it was.’’
Muschamp said Burton also had back spasms last season, but this time it was completely out of the blue.
“AP (head trainer Anthony Pass) texted me at 9:36, I remember when I got it and I said that ain’t good as much as Trey does for us, that’s tough because it doesn’t just affect offense,’’ Muschamp said. “I’ve gotta walk down to Durkin’s office (D.J. linebackers/special teams coach), and tell him and he’s under the desk.’’
Muschamp did not give a timetable for Burton's return, but the Gators have the benefit of a bye next week.