You can’t find a team playing better basketball than the Florida Gators right now and that only makes today’s unfortunate injury news even more devastating to the Gators’ hopes for a big run in the postseason.
The injury is to John Egbunu, Florida’s 6-11 center, who left last night’s game at Auburn with a knee injury. Today it was announced that Egbunu suffered a torn ACL and will be out 10-12 months, thus ending his junior season in Gainesville.
Egbunu was averaging 7.8 points, 6.6 boards and 1.5 blocks this season, putting him among the top-1o players in the SEC in both rebounds and blocked shot. He had eight points and seven rebounds in the win over Kentucky.
Justin Leon and sophomore Kevarrius Hayes will see expanded roles down low in his absence.