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BAMAPHIN 22
08-16-2006, 08:22 AM
Florida's beleaguered offensive line got a little thinner Tuesday when talented freshman Maurice Hurt had arthroscopic knee surgery.

Hurt, a 6-foot-3, 309-pound guard from Georgia, sustained cartilage damage in his right knee Monday, two days after starting guard Ronnie Wilson had surgery to repair a broken left ankle.

"We went in knowing we couldn't get anybody hurt and we got a couple of guys hurt," coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday.

Hurt, who had been working with the first-team offense while starter Jim Tartt recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, could be out two weeks. Tartt returned to practice Monday and provided a brief boost to Florida's most troubled position.

But Hurt's injury was another setback for the Gators, who are trying to replace four starters along the line before the Sept. 2 season opener against Southern Mississippi.

"It will be ready," Meyer said. "I don't know who's going to be playing, but they'll be ready."

Wilson had surgery Saturday and will be sidelined two to four weeks. Backup center Eddie Haupt also has been out the last three days with a high ankle sprain. The injuries have been so numerous that freshman defensive tackle Corey Hobbs switched to offensive guard.

Without Wilson for a few games, right tackle Drew Miller has moved back to right guard -- where he started the first four games last season -- and will play alongside an inexperienced tackle.

"The technique is different, but the plays came back real quick and I feel comfortable now," Miller said.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/football/ncaa/08/15/gators.lineman.ap/index.html

Motion
08-16-2006, 08:25 AM
I was reading about this yesterday. Not good, especially on the Oline where we're thin already.

Oboy
08-16-2006, 09:56 AM
DOh, yeah that could suck. However, Meyer said it should only be a 2-3 week injury. So he should be back relatively quick!

Motion
08-16-2006, 10:00 AM
DOh, yeah that could suck. However, Meyer said it should only be a 2-3 week injury. So he should be back relatively quick!

2-3? I heard 4-6 weeks. :confused:

http://www.gatorsports.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060816/GATORS01/208160334

@@@
08-16-2006, 12:08 PM
:tantrum:

Mike13
08-16-2006, 12:33 PM
It would probably take a month for him to recover.

Cuban Dave 9
08-16-2006, 01:26 PM
Crap!

Skeet84
08-21-2006, 11:23 PM
2-3? I heard 4-6 weeks. :confused:

http://www.gatorsports.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060816/GATORS01/208160334



It even says in the Article you posted that Hurt will only be out for 2 or 3 weeks. Your talking about Ronnie Wilson who will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken ankle. However I think we are gunna be ok. Hopefully Wilson will be back before the game at TN Vols.

Motion
08-22-2006, 08:29 AM
It even says in the Article you posted that Hurt will only be out for 2 or 3 weeks. Your talking about Ronnie Wilson who will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken ankle. However I think we are gunna be ok. Hopefully Wilson will be back before the game at TN Vols.

Good call, got the two confused. I definitely think we'll be okay.

CrunchTime
08-22-2006, 08:40 AM
That Hurts .