Egbunu to miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL

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.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.