GAINESVILLE -- Florida suffered another devastating injury on Saturday as Gators coach Will Muschamp announced Monday that Matt Jones, the team's top running back, is out for the season with a torn meniscus.
UF also lost defensive tackle Dominique Easley for the year with a knee injury, quarterback Jeff Driskel has a broken leg and Chaz Green (knee) didn't make it to the start of the season.
"Very unfortunate,'' Muschamp said of Jones, who led the Gators with 292 yards on 61 attempts. "I hate it for Matt going through what he's been through this fall.''
Jones missed preseason with a viral infection.
"Again, we've got man down, man up . . . we recruited well at the position,'' Muschamp said.
Muschamp said he found out about the seriousness on Sunday afternoon.
That leaves Mack Brown and Kelvin Taylor to handle the bulk of the carries. Taylor had 52 yards on 10 attempts in Saturday's 17-6 loss at LSU. Brown is No. 2 behind Jones with 199 yards this season and had 56 on 15 attempts vs. LSU.
Jones was knocked out of the game on his fourth carry.
Florida plays at Missouri on Saturday.