Injury roundup: Patchan's season likely over

Published: Monday, November 8, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 11:51 a.m.

It appears UF redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Matt Patchan's season is over before he even played a down. Coach Urban Meyer said Patchan is seeing a specialist about the wrist he fractured and had surgery on during training camp.

"It doesn't look like it's going to be fixed," Meyer said. "There's a problem, I don't want to get into now, but there's a problem with his wrist. His career will be fine, but for the remainder of the year, that is up in the air."

Meyer wasn't sure if he'd apply for a medical hardship for Patchan.

Meyer also said junior defensive tackle Jaye Howard (ankle) looks "promising" to play Saturday.

Junior running back Jeff Demps (foot) will play, but Meyer said he isn't sure how much he will play.

Meyer said kicker Caleb Sturgis (back) is out.

Sophomore left tackle Xavier Nixon hurt his knee in the first half of Florida's game at Vanderbilt on Saturday but returned to play in the second half.

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