Murphy joins the growing injury list; Ingram has surgery
Senior receiver Louis Murphy sprained his ankle during Monday morning's practice and is expected to miss several days.
Murphy is among a growing number of Gators who are nursing injuries as Florida heads into the second week of fall practices.
Junior receiver Percy Harvin did not practice Monday morning, but coach Urban Meyer said Harvin, who is still recovering from heel surgery four months ago, could return to practice midweek. Tampa DL Matt Patchan (peck) and DL Omar Hunter also sat out Monday morning's practice. CB Markihe Anderson has a sprained right wrist.
Safety Bryan Thomas, of Zephyrhills, will miss the season-opener after having a cyst removed from his knee last week, but could return to practice late next week.
Meanwhile, redshirt senior tight end Cornelius Ingram underwent surgery Monday morning to repair his career-ending torn ACL. Meyer said Ingram's spirit is "tremendous'', but admitted the mounting injuries are difficult to take.
"I think we’re all frustrated, we’re all angry, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do and that’s fight through these little nagging injuries,'' he said. "But we've had four ACL’s in one period. That’s not good.''