BREAKING: Kyle Pitts out against Arkansas

The Florida Gators will be without their leading pass catcher when they host the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday.

Speaking with Laura Rutledge on SEC Nation this morning, head coach Dan Mullen announced that Kyle Pitts will not play against Arkansas and that Pitts may not travel to Vanderbilt next week either.

“It’s going to be a multi-week deal for him,” Mullen said of Pitts. “Hopefully we’ll get him back later on down the road this season. The injury that he got in that hit last week a little more complicated than you would originally think.”

Pitts had two catches for 59 yards and a touchdown against Georgia before a vicious hit from Georgia safety Lewis Cine knocked him out of the game. Cine was flagged for targeting but himself had to be helped off the field with a trainer. Pitts was down on the ground for a while but walked off the field on his own. He was taken to the locker room without his helmet and didn’t return to the game.

On the season Pitts leads the Gators with 8 touchdowns and 414 receiving yards. Kemore Gamble and Keon Zipperer will take over for Pitts at tight end, but not having Pitts is certainly a blow for the Gators’ offense.

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC