Florida DL Bryan Cox likely to miss the remainder of the season

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Florida Gators defensive lineman Bryan Cox may have played his final snap as a member of the program. The fifth-year senior injured his thumb during pre-game warmups against Missouri and his status is now up in the air.

“I don’t know whether he’ll go again this year,” said Florida coach Jim McElwain. “It’s totally up to see where the medical evidence and obviously where they are mentally as far as moving forward. We’d sure like to have him back but you never know.”

Florida has sustained a rash of injuries and is benefiting greatly from having a bye this week.

Currently, they are without several key players on both sides of the ball: LB Jarrad David (ankle), DL Jordan Sherit (leg), DL Joey Ivie (thumb), RB Jordan Cronkrite (leg) and tight end DeAndre Goolsby (hand).

All players are out of practice this week.

With extra time to prepare for the SEC rival Georgia Bulldogs, the Gators look to return with a healthy and well prepared team. They hope they’ll be able to get most of the players on the field, though it seems they’ll move forward without Cox this year.

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