Gators close to full strength


Florida coach Will Muschamp says Gators are “good to go” entering Saturday’s game at Miami.

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Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11:49 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11:49 a.m.

After getting hit with multiple injuries in preseason camp, the Florida Gators are regaining their health. They will be close to full strength for Saturday’s game at Miami, UF coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday.

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Florida coach Will Muschamp says Gators are “good to go” entering Saturday’s game at Miami.

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“Since the start of camp, this is probably as healthy as we’ve been,” Muschamp said.

Muschamp said defensive tackle Dominique Easley (flu) returned to practice Tuesday and that offensive tackle D.J. Humphries (sprained knee) was returning to practice Wednesday. The only starter out for Saturday’s game is offensive guard Jon Halapio (partially torn pectoral), who is scheduled to return for the Sept. 21 Tennessee game.

“We should be good to go heading into Saturday’s game,” Muschamp said. “Jon Halapio will be the only one who is a starter who will not play Saturday.”

Humphries sprained his knee in the opener last Saturday and did not practice Monday or Tuesday. Easley missed Monday’s practice with the flu.

Three players are out for the season. Wide receiver Andre Debose and linebacker Matt Rolin recently underwent ACL surgery, while starting right tackle Chaz Green recently underwent shoulder surgery.

“We’re disappointed we’re missing those guys right now, but we’re pretty healthy going (into Saturday’s game) ,” Muschamp said.

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