A.C. Leonard Tears Meniscus, Injury Moves Clay Burton To Tight End

A.C. Leonard tore the meniscus in his left knee during a non-contact practice on Saturday, Will Muschamp told media members today, and he will miss six to eight weeks after having surgery on it today. It's a tough break for a promising player who could have contributed to Florida's revamped passing game this fall, and it likely means Leonard will redshirt this season, possibly medically, despite Muschamp saying his status for the season will be determined at a later date.

To give the Gators slightly more depth at tight end, Muschamp said Clay Burton, who has been working at defensive end, will move over to tight end. Burton will join his brother Trey, currently listed as a running back, on offense, and should be Florida's third-string tight end behind Gerald Christian and Jordan Reed.

Another note from Scott Carter's morning notes that may be of interest to people in Gainesville: Muschamp thanked Florida lacrosse coach Amanda O'Leary for letting the football team use the lacrosse practice facility for the beginning of their camp — and said that they may hold "12-14 practices at the complex." I haven't swung by practice yet and might not get a chance to, but the lacrosse fields are across the street from Southwest and very visible to passersby — unless Muschamp has curtains draped over the fence around the facility, which is possible. Closed practice might not be so closed.

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