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Sugar Bowl: Jelani Jenkins, Ian Silberman will miss game

Florida Gators' linebacker Jelani Jenkins and offensive lineman Ian Silberman will miss Florida's Sugar Bowl date against the Louisville Cardinals after undergoing surgery to repair injuries.


When the Florida Gators take on the Louisville Cardinals in the 2013 Sugar Bowl, they'll be a slightly shorthanded. Florida linebacker Jelani Jenkins will miss the game after undergoing surgery on his injured foot, while Gators' offensive lineman Ian Silberman will sit out after undergoing surgery to repair his injured shoulder.

Jenkins recorded 29 tackles for the Gators this season before succumbing to the foot injury. Five of Jenkins' tackles were tackles for loss. Jenkins also intercepted one pass, while recording two sacks.

According to NBC Sports, no other members of the Gators are expected to miss the Sugar Bowl.

Even with the injuries, Florida remains an overwhelming favorite. The Gators are favored by two touchdowns over the Cardinals, per OddsShark.

Florida has two weeks to finish preparations for the Sugar Bowl, as the Gators look to notch another BCS bowl win. The Sugar Bowl is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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