Injuries force four Gators to miss Outback Bowl

By Adam Silverstein
December 27, 2010

Four Florida Gators upperclassmen – including starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins – will be unable to play against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the 2011 Outback Bowl due to injuries suffered during the 2010 season.

In addition to Jenkins (right shoulder), redshirt senior offensive lineman Maurice Hurt (right knee) and redshirt senior defensive tackles Lawrence Marsh (right hip) and Terron Sanders (right shoulder) will not play for the Gators in Tampa, FL on Jan. 1. All had surgeries to correct their injuries after the season and are still in recovery.

For Hurt, Marsh and Sanders, the trio of veterans have played their last game in the orange and blue. Jenkins’ situation is not as settled. He is expected to declare for the 2011 NFL Draft but could very well return to Florida next season if he so chooses.

Jenkins may or may not be healthy enough to participate in the NFL Combine. If he is not of complete health, he could still attend for interviews and general evaluations with workouts delayed for Florida’s Pro Day.

The University of Florida confirmed the players would miss the game on Monday.

7 Comments

  1. Wingtee says:

    Yawn….. Get this nightmare behind us.

  2. UF_84 says:

    Thanks for all the memories guys. Especially Janoris
    Jenkins. He has been a solid lockdown corner from his first start
    as a true freshman. He is one of the best I’ve ever seen in the
    orange and blue, and thats saying something because I’ve seen a lot
    of great ones. Wishing him a great career in the NFL.

  3. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Well that definitely sucks for them.

  4. Cathy Harper says:

    The injured players will be missed but the Gators will beat the Nittany Lions because the Gators are a grade A team.

  5. Gatorgrad79 says:

    Cathy, don’t drive while you’re drinking that
    eggnog…

  6. Wingtee says:

    Cathy wake up

  7. Swift_Tech says:

    Jenkins will be missed sorely, as well as hurt. The other have been in and out of the lineup all year. Still i expect a loss, that way if we will ill be very happy new years. Ill be drunk anyway so it wont matter.

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