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Nov 21, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive coordinator Geoff Collins hugs linebacker Daniel McMillian (13) as they beat the Florida Atlantic Owls in overtime at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Florida Atlantic Owls 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Gators Linebacker Daniel McMillian Pushing Through High Ankle Sprain

Sep 26, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators linebacker Daniel McMillian (13) during the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators linebacker Daniel McMillian (13) during the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Depth at the linebacker position is pretty thin for the Gator football team, so when the word got out that senior linebacker Daniel McMillian was facing a high ankle sprain, Florida fans couldn’t help but worry.

Coaches, players and fans all thought they would have to face Kentucky without the powerful linebacker—they thought wrong. McMillian wore a boot just days before the Wildcats entered Gainesville, but he still practiced leading up to the SEC opener. He says with this being his senior year, he does not want to be sidelined at any point.

His ankle seems to be recovering well as the linebacker is noted to be preparing for North Texas on Saturday. He was also named as a starter when Florida released its starting defense depth chart days ago.

 

About Darwin Patterson

A senior at the University of Florida reporting on Gator sports, local Gainesville and surrounding area sports, and telling the stories of local athletes. Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida with a passion for telling people's stories and having fun doing it.

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