Florida without RT Patchan against Ohio State
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)
Coach Will Muschamp says Patchan injured his upper back during practice and has been ruled out for Monday's game.
Xavier Nixon, who has struggled all season and was eventually benched, likely will move back into the starting lineup against the Buckeyes. The Gators also could be without guard Dan Wenger, who has missed practice with an ankle injury. Muschamp says he is questionable.
Patchan's injury is his latest in a long list. The junior from Tampa has missed time because of a gunshot wound, a torn pectoral muscle, a knee injury that resulted from an on-campus scooter accident and a broken right wrist.
Patchan has started seven games, all this season.