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Pouncey twins miss practice in wake of family tragedy

GAINESVILLE -- Florida offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey did not attend practice on Tuesday, one day after their father, Rob Webster, was injured while at work in Lakeland.

Webster, who works at a Lakeland feed supply business, was pinned between two train cars on Monday and lost his leg, according to a friend of the family. Webster was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center and is in critical but stable condition.

"I've talked to the family," said UF coach Urban Meyer, who visited the Pouncey family in Lakeland on Monday night. "They're all part of our family."

No.2 Florida (10-1) plays at No.23 Florida State (8-3) on Saturday. Meyer said on Tuesday that he expects the Pouncey twins to practice on Wednesday.

"They will [be ready to play]," UF quarterback Tim Tebow said. "They're very resilient and determined young men. I know what their family would want is for them to come out and play with their whole heart."

-jo-

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