The Florida Gators will be without redshirt junior John Egbunu for the rest of the season after a MRI revealed he suffered a torn ACL in a win over Auburn.
Egbunu was injured on Tuesday night during the Florida Gators game against Auburn and was unable to return to the game but underwent an MRI on Wednesday.
The Gators will now be tasked with replacing Egbunu who was averaging 22 minutes a game while scoring 7.8 points per game. The biggest place Florida will miss Egbunu is on the defensive side of the ball. The big man was averaging 6.6 rebounds a game and had already racked up 36 blocks this season.
Without Egbunu the Gators will be forced to start Kevarrius Hayes who has is averaging 15.4 minutes and he will be backed up by walk-on Schuyler Rimmer. Rimmer is average just 5.5 minutes a game and scoring just 1.5 points a game.
The Gators travel to Starkville on Saturday to take on Mississippi State and they enter the game in a three-way tie for first place with South Carolina and Kentucky. Next week, however, is a tough week for the Gators who will take on South Carolina and Kentucky in games that will determine the SEC championship.