BREAKING NEWS: LT Matt Patchan out for season with torn ACL

Florida Gators left tackle Matt Patchan has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Urban Meyer. He tore his ACL during non-contract drills on Tuesday.

Patchan, who played in 11 games as a true freshman filling in at defensive tackle for the eventual National Champions, was sidelined for the final three games of the 2008 season with a leg injury. While rehabbing in the spring, Patchan hurt his knee in an unfortunate scooter accident. He finally bounced back and earned a job backing up starting LT Carl Johnson.

Meyer said Patchan would apply for a medical redshirt, allowing him to maintain three years of eligibility should it be approved. “That’s a tough deal, especially for Matt,” Meyer said. “He’s been coming into his own a little bit — playing, starting, getting a lot of action.”

Offensive coordinator Steve Addazio mentioned that either Mike or Maurkice Pouncey could replace Patchan backing up Johnson if necessary.

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4 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS: LT Matt Patchan out for season with torn ACL”

  1. Sarasota 'cane says:

    Tough break! His Dad was 100% ‘cane, and played on the 1987 NC team. I wish him a speedy recovery!

  2. ZURBO says:

    This guy is a mess

  3. Kaity says:

    Ouch, that really sucks. I hope he gets his red shirt.

  4. Daniel M. says:

    He made huge gains this summer. Took one for the team playing DT on the championship team.
    Big loss.
    Come back stronger Matty.

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