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Florida Gators offensive lineman done for the year

GAINESVILLE -- Big blow to the Gators' offensive line this week. According to Florida coach Urban Meyer, offensive lineman Matt Patchan tore the anterior-cruciate ligament in his right knee on Tuesday and is done for the season.

Matt Patchan Patchan, who has battled through a long list of injuries in his short career at UF, was a major contributor at left tackle. Meyer said on Wednesday that Patchan tore the knee ligament during non-contact drills.

[PICTURED, Matt Patchan has suffered through many injuries in his short career.]

UF will seek a medical redshirt for Patchan, a sophomore. It has been a rough couple of weeks for Patchan, who received some blame -- unfair blame according to UF line coach Steve Addazio -- for Tebow's concussion.

UF's starting offensive line for the rest of the season (barring injury) will be left tackle Carl Johnson, left guard James Wilson, center Maurkice Pouncey, right guard Mike Pouncey and right tackle Marcus Gilbert.

A highly rated high school senior, Patchan chose Florida over the Miami Hurricanes

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