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McElwain Addresses Injury Report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Following the end of spring camp, Florida Football head coach Jim McElwain released the injury report for all of the question marks on the roster.

Almost all of the numerous injuries announced throughout the spring are now on track to be cleared for the start of fall practice. McElwain released that only three of the 22 who were at some point limited are behind in recovery.  Those three student-athletes include DE Jordan Sherit, WR Rick Wells, and TE Harry Gornto.

Since they are not currently on the expected track, their health to return to the field will be evaluated again closer to fall camp.

The most major of the injury updates is  a minor surgery for quarterback Kyle Trask. Trask underwent surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee on Wednesday but is expected to make a full recovery in four weeks.

McElwain said the procedure is “nothing major, a cleanup.”

Trask is in competition for the quarterback spot with Feleipe Franks and played on his injured knee

Apr 7, 2017; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask throws the ball during the orange and blue debut at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

throughout the Orange and Blue game. Although McElwain won’t name a starter, he said Franks edged past Trask in the race in the second half of the spring.

Linebacker Camrin Knight also had knee surgery on Wednesday for his right knee and will have his left knee operated on in May. He will be ready for fall camp as well.
All injuries suffered during the Orange and Blue game – defensive back Joseph Putu, wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland  and cornerback Duke Dawson – are all expected to be recovered soon.

Complete Injury List

  • Tyrie Cleveland
  • Duke Dawson
  • Luke Del Rio
  • Harry Gornto
  • Kavaris Harkless
  • James Houston
  • Kalif Jackson
  • Glenn Jarriel
  • Camrin Knight
  • Quincy Lenton
  • Dre Masser
  • C.J. McWilliams
  • Joseph Putu
  • David Reese
  • Antonio Riles
  • Tanner Rowell
  • Jordan Sherit
  • Moral Stephens
  • Freddie Swain
  • Jeawon Taylor
  • Kyle Trask
  • Rick Wells

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