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Florida Gators News: Ronald Powell 'Is Better Player' Because Of Injury

Gators junior defensive end Ronald Powell seems to have a new attitude since recovering from a torn ACL in this year's spring game. Before the injury, Powell wasn't exactly living up to the high expectations he came to Florida with in 2010.

This feature at GatorNation has Powell saying this could be his turnaround and a teachable moment for him. Powell has been working out every day in hopes of an early return to the field. Injured in April, the prognosis was that he would be out 4-6 weeks.

Florida head coach Will Muschamp said Powell's work ethic has been "off the charts." Here's Muschamp from the GN link:

"I've said it all summer, the guy's attitude and his approach to a tough deal has been amazing. He's been a lot more mature than the rest of us about handling it and where he is with it and what he needs to do to improve himself. So yeah, it's amazing to hear how quickly those things can be healed now."

For more on Gators football, visit Florida blog Alligator Army, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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