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Vanderbilt will face Gators without key offensive player



When Vanderbilt hosts Florida Saturday afternoon, the Commodores will without their most versatile and productive offensive player - sophomore RB/return specialist Warren Norman.

Vanderbilt head coach Robbie Caldwell said Norman suffered a right wrist dislocation in the second half of the Arkansas game. He is expected to undergo surgery today, and most likely is out for the season.

"I feel really bad for Warren and I know he is just as disappointed," Caldwell said. "Warren was having another outstanding season for our football team and was one of our most productive players."

Norman is the second key Vanderbilt player in back-to-back weeks to suffer season-ending injury. Last week, junior DB Jamie Graham DB was lost for 4-6 weeks after having to undergo knee surgery.

Through eight games, Norman was the team's rushing leader in yards (459), attempts (77) and touchdowns (4). He also was one of the most dynamic kickoff returners in the nation, averaging 25.4 yards on 22 returns. Norman also ranked fourth on the team with 11 receptions out of the backfield.

During Monday's weekly press conference, Florida coach Urban Meyer said Norman was a major concern for the Gators.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 11:39am]


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