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Gators get defensive starter back, lose offensive one

Jalen Whitlow, Ronald Powell AP

In a season rife with injuries, Florida actually received some good news on that front.  Of course, there was also the obligatory bad to go along with it.

After missing the Oct. 19 loss to Missouri with a sprained ankle, defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin said Wednesday, Ronald Powell is expected to play in this Saturday’s game against Georgia.  Powell returned to practice Tuesday.

Despite missing the Mizzou game, Powell is second on the team sacks with two and third in tackles for loss with four.

As noted, however, it’s not all positive on the UF injury front.

Head coach Will Muschamp confirmed that starting left tackle D.J. Humphries suffered a sprained MCL during Monday’s practice.  As a result, the lineman will miss not only the UGA game but possibly the next three games as well.  The actual time-frame for a return per Muschamp is 2-4 weeks.

Humphries, who started the first six games of the season, will be replaced in the starting lineup by Tyler Moore.  Moore, a transfer from Nebraska, has started five games at right tackle.  Moore’s spot will be manned by first-time starter and JUCO transfer Trenton Brown.

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