GAINESVILLE -- On the eve of Halloween, Florida’s beleaguered offensive line just got even scarier.
Struggling, but talented left tackle D.J. Humphries sprained his right medial collateral ligament in Monday’s practice and will be sidelined up to four weeks.
According to coach Will Muschamp, the sophomore is “a quick recovery guy” but the 6-foot-5, 285-pound tackle will definitely miss Saturday’s game against Georgia, forcing another reshuffling up front.
Former right tackle Tyler Moore, publically benched Tuesday following two straight poor performances, will now start in Humphries’ place at left tackle, and junior-college transfer Trenton Brown will make his first career FBS start at right tackle.
While Florida has been hamstrung by injuries all season, the offensive line has mostly avoided the ruthless injury bug.
Georgia’s defense, ranked No. 9 in the SEC, has labored for much of the season, but the Bulldogs are a quality pass rushing team with 19 sacks on the year (third in the SEC).
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