Source: Easley, Floyd banged up at practice

Florida defenders Sharrif Floyd (73), Dominique Easley (2) and Jonathan Bostic (52) celebrate against Tennessee during the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Gainesville, Fla. Floyd and Easley are both dealing with injuries, according to a source close to the team.

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Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 9:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 9:38 p.m.

An ankle injury suffered at Tuesday's practice may keep Florida starting defensive tackle Dominique Easley out of Saturday's game against No. 3 Alabama, a source close to the team said Thursday night.

Also injured Tuesday was starting defensive end Sharrif Floyd, the source said. Easley is probable for the game, while Floyd is expected to play after suffering a stinger in his shoulder, the source said. Both players are still practicing with the team.

A message seeking comment Thursday night was not immediately returned by Florida officials.

The former five-star linemen were ranked in the top 10 nationally by in 2010 and are key contributors for the Gators this season. Easley has recorded eight tackles (three for loss) in four games this season, while Floyd has three tackles and a pass defense in two games.

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