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Gators expect to have their injured players healthy soon



Florida's ability to implement its new offensive and defensive schemes this past spring was hampered by injuries to multiple players - including some who missed practice with injuries sustained heading into spring drills. But UF coach Will Muschamp said he expects the team to be healthy by June.

Among those who are recovering is Armwood alum Matt Patchan, whose broken wrist and other complications resulting from the injury caused him to miss all of last season and this past spring.

"Matt's cleared for lifting, he just couldn't have any contact on his hand (in the spring),'' Muschamp said. "But he's going to be fine.''

Muschamp said RB Mack Brown's broken leg is healing on schedule as is WR Andre Debose's high ankle sprain.

"All of the guys who were injured we expect around the first of June to be full speed, to my knowledge,'' Muschamp said. "And especially when we get to fall camp in August, we expect to be at full speed. With all the injury situations, none of them were very serious. It was all a three or four week deal, and as far as the surgery stuff it's (cleared) at the end of May or first of June. I think Mack Brown is being cleared on the 22nd (May), I believe, right off the top of my head. And I think he's the last one of the injury situation. But we should be full bore going into August.''

[Last modified: Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:50pm]


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