Florida’s John Egbunu out for the season with knee injury

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Florida announced on Wednesday that John Egbunu will be out for 10-12 months after suffering an ACL tear in Tuesday night’s win at Auburn.

Egbunu is averaging 7.8 points, 6.6 boards and 1.5 blocks for the Gators, who are sitting in first place tie in the SEC with Kentucky and South Carolina.

This is a brutal blow, as Egbunu is a shotblocker and a defensive menace that anchors the nation’s fifth-best defense. He is a piece they could not afford to lose.