Posted: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
By Jason Lieser
Hours before today’s kickoff at Missouri, Florida announced it will not have two starters on the defensive line.
DE/LB Ronald Powell sprained an ankle against LSU last week and was not able to practice full speed this week. He traveled to Missouri with the team but will not play.
DT Damien Jacobs has an undisclosed injury, which is likely a concussion. He had his helmet ripped off during last week’s game and was hit in the head without any protection.
During coach Will Muschamp’s time at UF, he has not confirmed any players’ concussions.
Powell, a senior, is second on the team with two sacks. He has 11 tackles, and Jacobs has 10.
Those are key losses for No. 22 Florida in a huge divisional game at No. 14 Missouri. The winner of this game will be in first place in the SEC East.