Dominique Easley injury: Did Florida's star DT suffer another ACL tear?

Al Messerschmidt

Multiple reporters are hinting at the possibility.

Calling Dominique Easley the heart and soul of Florida's ferocious defense would be an understatement. But multiple reporters on the Gators beat are hinting that the disruptive defensive tackle may have suffered a serious injury:

First, here's Scout's Jason Higdon telling the guy who makes all those Florida hype videos with the same four movie/TV quotes that Easley "went down with an ACL injury" on Tuesday.

Then there's Chelsea Gates, who's done on-air work for GatorZone, hinting at the same possibility:

And then there's Mike Gillespie, who does play-by-play for the Gators Sports Network, reporting that Easley suffered an ACL tear and is out for the season.

Finally, The Gainesville Sun's Zach Abolverdi reports that Easley hurt his knee at practice, and Florida fears an ACL tear:

Rivals' Blake Alderman writes in a premium forum thread ($) that Easley suffered a knee injury that is "not minor."

Scout's Fightin' Gators site's forum also has a thread started by Higdon titled "Major Injury" that I'm going to guess is related to this. (I don't have a Scout subscription, and the actual thread is behind a paywall.)

The rest of the Florida media has gone ultra-quiet on Twitter, making me think everyone and their cousin is trying to chase this down, but it should be noted that Higdon, Gates, Gillespie, and Abolverdi are not among the reporters on the beat I would pick to break this news.

An Easley injury, of any kind, would be devastating.

Star-divide

Andy Hutchins is Alligator Army's managing editor. Follow Alligator Army on Twitter and Facebook.

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