Complete Florida Gators Monday injury update

By Adam Silverstein
October 5, 2009

Here is your comprehensive Florida Gators injury update following Monday’s practice. Injury key: probable (75%), questionable (50%), doubtful (25%).

QB Tim Tebow – While no official word has been handed down from the Gators, I will tab Tebow as questionable for Saturday against the LSU Tigers. As OGGOA reported earlier today, Tebow’s headache reportedly disappeared several days ago and he has been symptom-free for some time. Concussion experts state an athlete must be asymptomatic for seven consecutive days before returning to active competition. After seven days, however, concussed players are considered to be “full strength.” All that stands in the way of Tebow playing Saturday, in my opinion, would be the re-emergence of post-concussion symptoms.

LB Brandon Spikes – He is still experiencing Achilles tendonitis and there is a good chance he will for the remainder of the season. Even though the injury causes him pain, Spikes has yet to miss a game, and I have no doubt he will be active for the Gators’ biggest match-up so far this season.

Injury updates on eight more Florida players after the jump…

WR Deonte Thompson – After speaking about Tebow this morning, head coach Urban Meyer made it a point to say Thompson practiced at 100% and would be ready to go on Saturday. “Deonte’s good,” Meyer said. “He’s full-speed today at practice. He had an excellent weekend, did everything he was supposed to. Great guy, ready to go.” Nevertheless, hamstring injuries are tricky and Thompson’s could flare up at anytime. Let’s call him probable.

DT Lawrence Marsh – Marsh has been nursing a high ankle sprain since before the season, only playing against the Tennessee Volunteers. Meyer was hopeful to get him ready for LSU but did not have much of an update for the media at Monday’s press conference. While Marsh has been doubtful or out every game so far this year, there is a better than 50% chance of him playing Saturday. He’s questionable.

CB Moses Jenkins – Tebow was not the only player to get seriously injured against the Kentucky Wildcats last weekend. Jenkins also suffered a concussion and had his neck in a brace after the game because of whiplash. A special team standout, Jenkins is dynamic on returns and a major asset to the team. He is reportedly not coming along as quickly as Tebow, which lends me to believe he will miss Saturday’s game. Doubtful.

Offensive line – C Maurkice Pouncey (shoulder), RG Mike Pouncey (ankle) and RT Marcus Gilbert (elbow) are all probable for the weekend. Each player’s injury is considered minor and the few extra days of rest should have been able to get them healthy enough to play without issue.

WR Carl Moore and S Dorian Munroe – Moore’s back injury has improved a bit, but he’s not anywhere near returning to the field. Munroe’s torn miniscus is not ready to be pushed. Both are being called doubtful but are actually out for Saturday night.


  1. Gatormiami says:

    Thanks for the info… Good report!

  2. ReptilesRule says:

    Didn’t Marsh play a little vs Tennessee? I could be wrong. Regardless, we need him back…soon!

  3. Adam Silverstein says:

    Good call. He did. My bad.

  4. Kelly says:

    Nice update! It’ll be interesting to see who all plays… whether its for the whole game or only certain periods.

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