Gators reserve tight end Colin Thompson to undergo another foot surgery

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GAINESVILLE — After going under the knife during the spring, Colin Thompson will undergo a second surgery on his right foot Wednesday that could sideline him for the first two months of the upcoming season.

Thompson, who was rated the No. 6 tight end in the nation among class of 2012 recruits, will have a screw placed during this week’s procedure.

“I met with [team physician] Mike Moser several days ago and generally this is a six-week procedure but he’s re-doing a procedure so he said, ‘Will, it’s probably going to be longer than that,’” Florida coach Will Muschamp said. “He was looking in the eight-week range, but he didn’t want to give me — he knows when I hear something that’s what I go by.”

While Moser and Muschamp do not know whether the initial operation was performed correctly, the current issue is that Thompson’s foot did not heal properly.

With Thompson likely sidelined for a significant portion of the regular season, Florida has Jordan Reed, Kent Taylor, Clay Burton, Tevin Westbrook and Omarius Hines as its remaining tight ends on scholarship.

Only Taylor, the top-ranked tight end recruit in the Class of 2012, is a natural tight end.

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