Florida Football: Nick Smith Out Several Weeks After Knee Surgery

Chances are if your team is adopting the “next man up” mantra, things are going the way you expected. The Florida football program can relate.
After losing their 2016 leading tackler Marcell Harris earlier this month, the Gators received more bad news on Tuesday.
NBC Sports is reporting that the Gators have suffered another casualty on the defensive side of the football.
The team will be without incoming freshman Nick Smith after he needed surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus. He is expected to be out four to six weeks. That means he’ll be able to contribute at some point this season, but will likely be out for the season opener against Michigan.

How much Smith can be expected to contribute this season remains to be seen. He was a three-star recruit, and the 79th best outside linebacker in the country prior to his injury.
The recovery process, coupled with the learning curve of jumping from high school football to the SEC figures to limit his play time significantly.
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