Two Gators to miss season with knee injuries
Junior safety Dorian Munroe and redshirt senior defensive back John Curtis have suffered knee injuries that will cause them to miss the entire 2008 football season, Florida officials said Saturday.
Munroe, a 5-foot-11, 202-pounder from Miami who has appeared in 26 games, has a torn ACL in his right knee. Curtis has the same injury in his left knee. For Curtis, a 6-foot-2, 208-pound Rockledge native who has appeared in just 17 games, the injury is even more distressing because it is the third tear he has sustained in the left knee. He has undergone two prior surgeries, and may be facing the end of his career.
"Dorian and John were having tremendous off seasons," head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement. "I'm confident Dorian will battle through the rehabilitation process and come back a better football player. John has suffered through multiple knee injuries and the medical staff along with John and his family will need to evaluate his long-term future in football."
Munroe saw action in all 13 games, including two starts in 2007. He had 28 tackles and five pass break-ups last season, and led the Gators in special team tackles with 13.