OGGOA EXCLUSIVE: CB Moses Jenkins out indefinitley, will seek medical redshirt this week

By Adam Silverstein
October 28, 2009

Two weeks ago, OGGOA wrote about the injury suffered by Florida Gators junior cornerback Moses Jenkins and how he was not getting nearly as much coverage as senior quarterback Tim Tebow, even though the extent of Jenkins’ injury was worse. In some ways the imbalance of coverage is understandable, considering Tebow’s immense celebrity. Take into account the severity of Jenkins’ injury, however, and he should be the one Gators fans are worrying most about.

According to a source close to Jenkins, the special teams star encountered complications following the whiplash and concussion he suffered against the Kentucky Wildcats. Because of the extreme trauma caused by the hit, Jenkins experienced a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak that was causing his brain to literally tilt inside the cranium. [CSF acts as a “cushion” and allows the brain to “float.”] This left him with headaches, blurry vision and pain on one side of his face.

Jenkins underwent surgery [for clarification purposes, we’ll call it a “procedure”] at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida on Monday to replace the CSF that was being lost and not reproducing fast enough. He stayed overnight for observation and was visited by head coach Urban Meyer on Tuesday. The source said he is recovering nicely and getting extensive treatment to help the CSF begin circulating properly.

Florida’s coaching staff is expected to seek a medical redshirt from the NCAA for Jenkins later in the week, hopefully allowing him to keep two years of eligibility going into what would have been his true senior season. OGGOA wishes Jenkins a speedy recovery and will update its readers with any additional information as it is provided.

Please read the UPDATED story on Moses Jenkins HERE.

2 Comments

  1. Brittany says:

    His injury is horrible and unfortunate, but I’m glad to read that he is recovering nicely. I hope he gets the redshirt.

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