GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup running back Cam Carroll will miss the season after tearing a knee ligament during a scrimmage, coach Billy Napier said Saturday.

Carroll, a sixth-year senior who transferred from Tulane, was expected to provide depth this fall behind Montrell Johnson and Trevor Etienne. Carroll ran for 1,638 yards and 19 touchdowns in five years with the Green Wave.

He appeared in just one game last season before suffering a season-ending leg injury. Carroll joins edge rusher Justus Boone as Florida players already ruled out for the year.

Napier also said Saturday that backup quarterback Jack Miller has tendinitis in his throwing shoulder. But Napier expects him to return soon.

The Gators, coming off consecutive 6-7 seasons, open at No. 14 Utah on Aug. 31.

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