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Mauldin healthy and ready for the Gators

University of Louisville sophomore defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin wasn't sure he would play again this season after suffering a knee injury against Cincinnati. But Mauldin not only got back onto the field but will be one of the key players for Louisville's defense in next week's Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

Lorenzo Mauldin was helped off the field during the University of Louisville's game against Cincinnati and feared for the worst. The sophomore defensive end said he was in "so much pain" as medical personnel carted him into the locker room with a left knee injury. "I did get down a lot," Mauldin said, noting his spirits changed when he was told a few days after the injury that it was just a...