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Gators punter Kyle Christy happy to be healthy again



If you had told Florida punter Kyle Christy before he injured his shoulder just how difficult the road to recovery might be, he probably wouldn't have believed you.

But seven months after undergoing surgery to repair an injury he sustained when he fell off his scooter - yet played with all season - Christy said he's finally feeling healthy again. But the recovery hasn't been easy.

"To be honest, my shoulder in the spring set me back a little bit, but I think I'm doing pretty well," Christy said this week. "I was hoping it wouldn't screw me up at all, but just not being able to catch snaps for a while, it's weird. And then I had to just get back into it."

Christy said he's 100 percent healthy now and looking to improve upon his 2012 season - which is saying a lot. Christy averaged 44.3 yards per punt last season and was a Ray Guy Award finalist for the nation's best punter.

"I want to do really well and improve on last year, and live up to all the preseason stuff," Christy said.

He is a preseason All-SEC selection by the SEC coaches and media.



[Last modified: Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:58am]


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