Freshman LB Matt Rolin out for the season with ACL
Eight months after he underwent surgery to repair a knee injury sustained in high school, freshman LB Matt Rolin suffered an ACL tear in a non-contact drill and is out for the season.
He is the second Gator player, joining senior WR/KR Andre Debose, to suffer an ACL in non-contact drills this month.
"He planted on his knee, same knee he had surgery on coming out of high school when he was in Virginia," UF coach Will Muschamp said Friday. "A guy that was making tremendous progress for us, a guy that was going to play for us this year, was going to be on special teams and be a backup SAM linebacker. He’s still got a tremendous future at the University of Florida and will be a really good football player. He’s physical, he’s tough, he’s smart and I just really hurt for both of those guys."
Rolin was selected to play in the Under Armour All-Star game as a senior.
Other Gators injured: DL Damien Jacobs (sprained knee), DB Jaylen Watkins (sprained foot) and freshman OL Rod Johnson will undergo surgery to repair a meniscus injury and miss three to four weeks.