Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jelani Jenkins Breaks Foot, May Miss FL Bowl

Florida Gators linebacker Jelani Jenkins will likely miss Florida's bowl game because of a broken foot.
Jenkins sustained the broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot during Saturday's 37-26 win over Florida State and had surgery on his foot Monday.
Jenkins has been in nine of Florida's 12 games so far this season, having 29 tackles, 19 of them unassisted, with a pair of quarterback sacks and an interception. Jenkins saved the Gators from an upset by Louisiana-Lafayette, when he returned a blocked punt 36 yards for the game-winning touchdown with two seconds remaining.
Coach Will Muschamp said Jenkins "probably will miss the bowl game. Not totally certain." Muschamp said Jenkins will need four to six weeks of recovery time from his surgery. Jenkins missed three games earlier this season with a fractured right thumb and and hamstring injury
Jenkins is a fourth-year junior from Olney, MS and should be ready to return for spring training, if he doesn't forgo his senior year for the 2013 NFL draft.
Freshman Antonio Morrison will have a chance to start in Florida's next game, which is the Sugar Bowl on January 2nd.
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