UPDATE: Jenkins had procedure, no redshirt?

By Adam Silverstein
October 29, 2009

OGGOA broke exclusive news on Wednesday about Florida Gators junior cornerback Moses Jenkins undergoing a procedure Monday to alleviate symptoms following complications from a concussion he suffered during the Kentucky Wildcats game a few weeks ago. We also reported that the coaching staff would seek a medical redshirt for Jenkins and that he was out indefinitely.

Jenkins underwent a procedure at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida on Monday to replace the cerebrospinal fluid 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.

Meyer spoke with the press today and explained that Jenkins did indeed undergo a procedure this week. However, he added that the team is not going to seek a redshirt for him because the medical staff believes he will be able to return to action next week against the Vanderbilt Commodores. Great news.

While another site has attempted to discredit OGGOA‘s report by inferring we said Jenkins’ procedure was “serious surgery,” no such thing was actually written or implied. The key to this story is that Jenkins was considered doubtful for the LSU Tigers game and “50-50” for the Arkansas Razorbacks game – yet he played in neither. After missing a third consecutive game, he underwent a procedure to correct issues he was still having and is truly out indefinitely because no one can actually predict when he will be able to return. He must both be cleared by doctors and feel well enough to play.

OGGOA, of course, wishes he is back on the field as soon as possible. We stand by the facts in our initial report about Jenkins’ procedure, though do admit that rather than saying the team would be seeking a redshirt for Jenkins, it should have been mentioned only as a possibility.

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