Promising Florida redshirt freshman linebacker David Reese will miss the 2019 season after tearing his Achilles tendon during a recent summer workout, according to reports Thursday citing unnamed sources.
UF did not confirm the injury. Florida coach Dan Mullen possibly will address injuries at SEC Media Days in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday.
Reese, who in the spring was pushing for playing time at the rush end position vacated by Jachai Polite, played in two games as a true freshman last fall.
He was expected to begin preseason drills later this month third on the depth chart behind Louisville transfer Jon Greenard and junior Jeremiah Moon. The versatile and athletic Reese also is capable of playing outside linebacker.
Reese was a four-star prospect coming out of Vero Beach High School.