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Scooter accident ends Florida OL's season

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Florida lost offensive lineman Tyler Moore for the remainder of the season after he was injured in a scooter crash on Tuesday.

Moore underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a compound fracture in his right elbow.

"Unfortunately, last night, Tyler Moore was riding home on his scooter and he came around a curve there and his back tire came out from underneath him and he had a compound fracture of his elbow," Gators coach Will Muschamp said during the weekly SEC teleconference. "So he'll be out for the season, and we'll know about his prognosis and how long after the surgery, obviously."

Moore started the season at right tackle, replacing Chaz Green (torn labrum), and moved to left tackle before the Gators' 23-20 loss to Georgia last Saturday after D.J. Humphries suffered a sprained MCL in practice.

Max Garcia will shift from guard to left tackle to replace Moore. Kyle Koehne and Ian Silberman will take over for Garcia. Trent Brown will stay at right tackle after making his first career start last week.

"I hate it for Tyler, but we'll move forward," Muschamp said.

Florida (4-4 overall, 3-3 SEC) plays Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-4) at noon Saturday in Gainesville, Fla.

"I've always talked about man down, man up and we don't make excuses ... the expectation level here, that doesn't change,'' Muschamp said.

Injuries have hit the Gators hard this season. Already sidelined are quarterback Jeff Driskel (broken leg), tailback Matt Jones (knee), receiver Andre Debose (knee), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee), linebacker Jeremi Powell (knee), freshmen defensive back Nick Washington (shoulder) and linebacker Matt Rolin (knee).

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