The Florida Gators are having a tough week.
A few days after it was reported that starring quarterback Jeff Driskel would be down for the season after fracturing his fibula during last week's game against Tennessee, defensive tackle Dominique Easley “tweaked” his knee during practice Tuesday and will be out for a year over a torn ACL.
Gators coach Will Muschamp confirmed the news on Thursday evening.
"Obviously, it is hardest on Dominique. We are disappointed for him, but we will be there for him every step of the way through his surgery and rehab process,” he said.
On Wednesday, Muschamp confirmed that Easley was injured during the SEC teleconference, but did not offer many details.
"We’ll see how it goes," he said of Easley's injury. "We just need more information right now and we’re going through that process at this time.”
Easley, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound senior from Staten Island, N.Y., has five tackles, including two for loss, through three games in 2013.
The Gators are set to play Kentucky on Saturday.