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High school coach of Gators' Patchan says bullet remains lodged in shoulder

Updated: May 12, 2008, 4:45 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TAMPA, Fla. -- University of Florida defensive lineman Matt Patchan is recovering after being shot in the shoulder while at a Tampa-area park.

Florida coach Urban Meyer said in a statement issued Monday that Patchan is expected to fully recover. Patchan, who was shot Friday night at Sadie Park in Brandon, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Patchan enrolled early at Florida in January after graduating from high school.

Patchan's ...

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