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Gators QB Kyle Trask underwent knee surgery following spring game

Redshirt freshman Kyle Trask became the second Gators to undergo surgery this spring. 

As first reported by Gator Country's Nick De La Torre and later confirmed by a UF press release, Trask had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus. He is expected to be out about four weeks but should be cleared for the start of fall camp.

According to the Gator Country report, Trask suffered the injury about two weeks before the spring game. Trask competed with fellow redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks this spring for the starting quarterback job, with Franks now heading into the summer as the front runner. 

Luke Del Rio, who started six games for the Gators last season, sat out this spring after having a pair of shoulder surgeries.

More injuries

The aforementioned UF press release also said three football players are currently not on track to be ready for fall practice: Defensive lineman Jordan Sherit, receiver Rick Wells and tight end Harry Gronto.

"[T]hey will be reevaluated closer to camp and their status could change prior to the team's first practice," the release reads.

Sherit's potential absence is the biggest news of the three. The fifth-year senior has played in 32 games with 11 starts at defensive end and has recorded 66 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.

Basketball: Hester transfers

The UF men's basketball announced Wednesday both that freshman shooting guard Eric Hester is transferring from the program, as first reported by Inside the Gators' Landon Watnick.

Hester played off the bench in 20 games during Florida's Elite Eight run but averaged just 5.6 minutes and 2.2 points per game. His highlight performance came against LSU, when he went 5-for-5 from three-point range and helped the Gators make a school record 19 shots from beyond the arc. 

Basketball: New commitment

Barely three hours after the Hester transfer news broke, UF announced that guard Michael Okauru signed a letter of intent to join the team. Okauru is ranked as a four-star prospect out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

“We’re happy to officially welcome Michael to the Gator family,” coach Mike White said in a release. “We expect him to be a great fit here, along with the rest of our incoming class, and look forward to having them on campus.”

Okauru's commitment, along with Florida's four other early signees, gives the Gators the ninth-ranked recruiting class for 2017.




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