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Florida Gators injury report: Jake McGee likely out for 2014 season with broken leg

Florida's de facto starter at tight end was lost on Saturday without ever catching a pass.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida tight end Jake McGee suffered a broken tibia and fibula after being rolled up while blocking during Florida's 65-0 win over Eastern Michigan and is expected to be out for the season, Will Muschamp said after the game on Saturday.

Muschamp told reporters in his post-game press conference that McGee broke both of those bones in his left leg and will have surgery Saturday night.

McGee, a transfer from Virginia, was expected to be a major contributor for the Gators in the passing game this fall, given his NFL-ready size and athleticism, and soft hands that enabled him to be one of the few weapons for the Cavaliers over the last couple of years.

In his stead, Florida will turn to Clay Burton — who had a career-high seven catches for 42 yards against the Eagles — and Tevin Westbrook, and may get true freshman DeAndre Goolsby involved at the position in the near future.

McGee could remain at Florida and apply for a medical redshirt to retain eligibility for the 2015 season, but he was expected to leave the Gators for the 2015 NFL Draft, and is overwhelmingly likely to do so now.