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Gators QB John Brantley will play vs. South Carolina



Florida senior QB John Brantley's arm injury will keep him out of practice today, but he is expected to play when Florida plays at South Carolina on Saturday.

Florida coach Will Muschamp said the medical and training staff recommended that Brantley be held out today, but he anticipates him practicing on Tuesday and being able to play in the game. Brantley missed the latter part of the third quarter and all of the fourth quarter of this past Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.

"It feels better,'' Brantley said Monday afternoon.  "I took a good shot on it, but right now it's just bruised up, nothing more than that. It just didn't feel right and the trainers just thought it was best to hold me. It's just unfortunate I couldn't finish the game, but it's nothing major.''

Brantley missed 10 quarters earlier this season with a high ankle sprain he suffered in the Oct. 1 game against Georgia. He said he feels like he's almost 100 percent healthy.

It's feeling better and better each day and each week,'' he said.

[Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 2:18pm]


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