The good news is there haven’t been any new injuries this week. The bad news is the existing injuries are still lingering and three players were officially ruled out today by Will Muschamp.
Alex Anzalone (shoulder), Mike Taylor (knee) and D.J. Humphries (MCL sprain) were all officially ruled out by Will Muschamp on the SEC teleconference today. Humphries injury, which has kept him out of every game since the Georgia game, was not initially believed to be a season ending injury at the time but his has turned out to be the case.
“D.J. Humphries looks doubtful right now,” Muschamp said on Monday before Humphries was ruled out. “We’re gonna try to work him out Tuesday — he will not practice today — and see what he can do. He’s just got; the knee’s still a little bit loose right now for our medical staff right now to clear him.”
Anzalone dislocated his right shoulder, the same shoulder that he injured in spring practice and will need surgery again.
There’s no doubt that the massive amount of injuries have hampered both the offensive and defensive side of the ball this season for the Gators. While will Muschamp gave his offensive coordinator a vote of confidence on Thursday, the injures on the offensive side of the ball likely won’t be a big enough excuse to save Brent Pease’s job.
“I think when you lose three offensive tackles and two quarterbacks and a thousand-yard rusher and a receiver, it makes it very difficult,” Muschamp said. “Very difficult to call plays. Brent’s a good play-caller and an outstanding football coach, so it’s been frustrating for all of us, including him, in our production offensively this year.”
Tyler Murphy was not able to go through the throwing portions of practice on Tuesday and is still questionable for the Florida State game. With it looking like Murphy will be unable to go against Florida State, he joins a long list of players who have been lost for the season.
In total, Florida has had eight offensive players suffer season ending injuries.
QB Jeff Driskel (broken fibula)
QB Tyler Murphy (AC sprain)
RB Matt Jones (torn meniscus, sprained MCL)
WR/KR Andre Debose (torn ACL)
TE Colin Thompson (stress fracture in his foot)
OT Chaz Green (torn labrum)
OT Tyler Moore (compound elbow fracture)
OT D.J. Humphries (sprained MCL)
And seven more on the defensive side of the football.
DT Dominique Easley (torn ACL)
LB Matt Rolin (torn ACL)
LB Antonio Morrison (torn meniscus)
LB Michael Taylor (MCL sprain)
LB Alex Anzalone (dislocated shoulder, will require surgery)
LB Jeremi Powell (torn ACL)
CB Nick Washington (torn labrum