Trautwein’s status


The length of Phil Trautwein’s absence from the Florida football team is still up in the air. The only thing for sure is that he’s not playing Saturday against Western Kentucky or next week against Troy.

Despite a report on ESPN that Trautwein will miss 6-to-8 weeks, Florida officials on Friday would only confirm that the left offensive tackle and preseason All-SEC selection will miss the first two games.

“That’s not coming from Florida,” a UF official said.

The typical recovery period for a stress fracture, which Trautwein suffered, is 6-to-8 weeks although athletes have been known to recover in less time.