Malik Zaire sidelined with knee injury against South Carolina

Florida Gators starting quarterback Malik Zaire suffered a knee injury and was forced to leave the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Zaire took off on a designed run, picking up 23-yards, before he was tackled. He was slow to get up and even initially waived off a trainer that ran on to the field to check on him. Zaire eventually sat down and was checked out briefly by the training staff. Zaire sat out just one play before getting back into the game. The first play he returned Zaire scrambled but fell to the ground when his left knee gave out.

Zaire completed 7-of-14 passes for 49 yards before he went down and added 21 yards on six carries.

Feleipe Franks replaced Zaire

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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