Florida Gators defensive end Dominique Easley should be able to play against the Kentucky Wildcats in their second SEC matchup of the season this weekend. It was initially thought that Easley had re-injured his left knee in last weekend's 37-20 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers, the same knee in which he tore his ACL last season.
But according to The Palm Beach Post blog, Gator Bytes, Florida head coach Will Muschamp said the injury was actually to Easely's right knee and that he should be good to go on Saturday:
After the game, coach Will Muschamp believed there was no issue. He said the training staff already informed him that Easley was "fine" and that it was actually his right knee.
"He tweaked his knee a little bit, but it's not the injured knee," Muschamp said.
Easley, a junior, has been a solid starter on defense for the Gators. As a sophomore, he started all 12 games at defensive tackle in 2011 before tearing his ACL against the Florida State Seminoles. Over his career, the 6'2, 280-pound Easley has 42 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and a blocked punt.
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