Florida football: Billy Napier confirms Kamryn Waites injury

Kevin Brockway
The Gainesville Sun
Florida Gators quarterback Jalen Kitna (11) smiles at Florida Gators offensive lineman Kamryn Waites (75) after the game against the Eastern Washington Eagles at Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL on Sunday, October 2, 2022. [Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun]

Florida coach Billy Napier confirmed that offensive lineman Kamryn Waites suffered a torn Achilles in preseason workouts and will miss spring practices.

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"Very similar to an ACL reconstruction in terms of timeline," Napier said. "So, you know, he'll be kind of getting introduced back into things when we approach training camp." 

The 6-foot-8, 373-pound Waites appeared in all 13 games for the Gators, primarily on special teams. He made his first career start at right guard in Florida's 30-3 loss to Oregon State in the Las Vegas Bowl.