Several Gators to miss all or part of spring practice
Several Gators will miss all or part of the Orange and Blue spring game due to injuries. Here's a list of who will and won't play when spring practice begins two weeks from today.
SCHEDULED TO MISS ALL OF SPRING:
DT BRANDON ANTWINE (back): Antwine injured his back in the second half of the season and UF coach Urban Meyer said they hope to have him back in the fall, but that's not definite at this time.
OL SIMON CODRINGTON (wrist)
DL JAVIER ESTOPINAN: Underwent his third ACL surgery last season. He's expected to return in the fall, and Meyer said he hopes to get 30-35 snaps per game from him.
OL JAMES WILSON (left knee sprain). OL PHIL TRAUTWEIN: He missed all of last season with a right foot fracture and recently underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his right foot. IF he does anything this spring, Meyer said, it'll be light contact.
OL Maurice Hurt (severe stingers): Will have surgery to remove bone spurs and is expected back in the fall.
SCHEDULED TO MISS PART OF SPRING:
QB John Brantley (left shoulder). Expected to miss the first three days of practice, but return for the remainder.
LB Ryan Stamper (shoulder). Will be evaluated this week and is expected to practice.
OT Matt Patchan (shoulder surgery): Will be eased into spring practice as it progresses, but could be limited.