Freshman safety Brison Williams returned to practice this week after missing the Mississippi State game due to a bruised quadriceps muscle.
That was about the only good injury news on Tuesday as Steve Spurrier confirmed that offensive tackle Kyle Nunn and cornerback Akeem Auguste will miss the remainder of the season.
Nunn, a 6-foot-5, 296-pound senior, started the first four games at left tackle before being sidelined by a back injury. He was hospitalized last week due to a “potential” blood clot in his leg, Spurrier said.
“He has all kind of problems now,” Spurrier said. “He’s on blood thinners. I don’t think his back requires surgery, but he’s out for the year.”
Nunn redshirted in 2007 but will apply for an additional year of eligibility under the NCAA’s “hardship” provision, Spurrier said.
“Any time you have an injury, you just apply for it,” Spurrier said. Linebacker “Rodney Paulk got his sixth year. Rodney’s been here about as long as I have.”
Auguste, a senior who was projected to start this year before suffering a left arch injury, will undergo surgery soon to have a temporary plate put into his foot, Spurrier said. Auguste, who played in only one game this year, has not yet taken a redshirt season so he is eligible to take one this year.
“Hopefully, he’ll be back” next year, Spurrier said.
Backup running backs Kenny Miles and Eric Baker remain questionable for the Oct. 29 game against Tennessee. Miles still is in a cast due to a wrist injury.
“They have x-rayed, and it’s just called a sprained wrist,” Spurrier said. “There is nothing broken or hanging in there. Hopefully, we can get him ready to go, but if he can’t block and he can’t catch and he’s just running with one hand, I don’t know how he’s going to play. That’s a difficult thing to do.”
Baker was wearing a boot on his badly sprained ankle until last week.