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Gators pushing Jenkins ‘to get him ready to play’

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After missing two games due to a broken thumb, Jelani Jenkins returned for Florida’s huge “upset” win over LSU Saturday.

Unfortunately, the starting linebacker tweaked a hamstring in the game, initially leaving his availability for Vanderbilt this weekend somewhat up in the air.  Three days ahead of that SEC game, however, optimism reigns when it comes to Jenkins taking the field.

Jenkins is listed as probable for the Commodores game, and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said Wednesday that the program is doing everything it can to ensure the LB will indeed be available.

“We’re pushing Jelani as hard as we can to get him ready to play,” Quinn said. “We certainly need him to, so we’re kind of taking it day by day.”

Jenkins has started 26 games the past two-plus seasons for the Gators.

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3 Responses to “Gators pushing Jenkins ‘to get him ready to play’”
  1. florida727 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:40 AM

    Although as a fan I certainly want a player of his skills to be on the field for my favorite team, the one thing I’m kind of opposed to is a player, any player, taking the field with a cast on their arm. I don’t care if it’s a “soft” cast (kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it?) or not; it presents a danger, in my opinion, to other players.

  2. tlmoon2112 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:41 AM

    If we’re up comfortably going into the last half of the 3rd or sooner, Id like to see Muschamp pull these guys. We have a gauntlet to run and we need everyone as healthy as they can be for it.

  3. bigdinla says: Oct 11, 2012 7:40 PM

    Jenkins is soft! One injury after another. Can’t play with pain!

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