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Anzalone injury costs Florida LB depth

Florida linebacker and early enrollee Alex Anzalone will miss the rest of spring practice due to a shoulder injury he suffered during a tackling drill according to Michael DiRocco of GatorNation.com. Anzalone is expected to be the team's primary back up at middle linebacker this year. Those plans could change.

The severity of Anzalone's injury wasn't revealed, but Florida head coach Will Muschamp said he should be fine for fall camp. If he isn't, then Florida will have a legitimate depth issue at linebacker. One of the Gators' starters could pull double duty as the team's primary backup in the middle.

"The coaching staff could move Mike Taylor back to the middle, but he's the starter at weakside," DiRocco told Rumor Central. "That's probably the easiest thing to do since he knows what's going on in the middle.

"I think it'll more likely be a combination of Taylor, Daniel McMillian and Neiron Ball/Darrin Kitchens. It's not a problem now, but it will be in the fall."