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Mom talks of Tyler Jordan’s condition

For something that has been around and probably growing for a while, a rare cyst in the back of sophomore guard Tyler Jordan’s eye will cause him to miss some prime time on the football field. Joran’s mom clears the air as to what is going on with her son.

Tyler Jordan is one anchor on a Florida offensive line that really needs to steady.  That anchor will be absent from the football field for over a week because of a rare tissue issue that will have to be resolved in order for him to get back on the field that he loves to play on.

Per his mother on Facebook, Kandra Jordan says it is something that the family hears will take a week before he can get back to working out in order to get back on the field.


“Prayer request ... Tyler Jordan will have surgery on Friday morning to remove a rare cyst behind his eye that has caused his eye to be out of place thus causing vision problems. They think it happened from a previous eye injury. He will miss a couple of weeks but if all goes well, he can start conditioning in 7 days. Praying for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.”

Jordan started both games this season at right guard. He started the last three at right guard last season and was a primary backup up front at both guard and center as a freshman in 2015.  In his place, Jim McElwain said that both redshirt freshman Richerd Desir-Jones and sophomore Fredrick Johnson might see time at right guard as the Gators take on North Texas in The Swamp this weekend. 

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