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Florida Gators: Kyle Trask, Jabari Zuniga expected to play this week against No. 5 LSU

Quarterback Kyle Trask isn’t expected to miss any playing time after spraining his knee against Auburn.
UT Martin quarterback John Bachus III scramble past Florida defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga (92) during the Sept. 7 game in Gainesville. [JOHN RAOUX | AP]
Published Oct. 7
Updated Oct. 7

GAINESVILLE — The No. 7 Florida Gators continue to get healthier as their SEC schedule heats up.

UF expects defensive end Jabari Zuniga to return from injury this week at No. 5 LSU, coach Dan Mullen said Monday. Zuniga was available last week against Auburn but wasn’t 100 percent, Mullen said. So the Gators kept him out, hoping he’d be closer to full health against LSU.

Zuniga’s return would be a big boost to a defense that already ranks among the best in the country.

“That’s just another weapon for us,” safety Donovan Stiner said.

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Quarterback Kyle Trask “should be good to go this week” after spraining his knee against Auburn. He missed a series and a half last week before returning. Trask wore a brace on his knee Saturday and was wearing one Monday, too, along with a compression sleeve over his leg.

“I feel good,” Trask said. “It’s just day by day. I’ll be ready to go on Saturday.”

UF doesn’t yet know whether running back Dameon Pierce will be able to play after taking a hard hit in the first half against Auburn.

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