Gators lose leading tackler James for rest of season

GAINESVILLE, Fla.– The Florida Gators will be without leading tackler Shemar James for the rest of the season after the sophomore had surgery on his left knee Wednesday.James dislocated

his kneecap in the loss to No. 1 Georgia on Saturday in Jacksonville. He fine-tuned his knee throughout pregame warmups, placed on a brace and was evaluated and cleared to play.He injured it once again in the 4th quarter and left the game for good.Coach Billy Napier stated following practice Wednesday that James’injury was a repeating

problem from high school.”It’s similar to a shoulder dislocation, “Napier stated.” Taken place to him in high school.

It was an injury he had before. Just like a shoulder comes out, if it comes out once again, you have actually got to get it fixed. … It will not be a significant element long term for him.”James leads the Gators(5-3, 3-2 SEC)with 54 deals with, consisting of 5 1/2 for a loss. Without him, fourth-year junior Mannie Nunnery is anticipated to start versus Arkansas (2-6, 0-5) on Saturday. “I think Shemar has actually been outstanding,”Napier said.” His practice routines, his character, he’s established a voice.

That’s something, in specific as of late, he actually was getting comfy from a management perspective of being vocal. So that’s the unfortunate part.”

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