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John Brantley says he doesn't have cracked ribs or a broken finger



Despite numerous reports last week that Florida quarterback John Brantley would be held out of the LSU game because of cracked ribs and a broken finger, Brantley said there is no truth to any of it.

I asked Brantley directly today if he had any cracked ribs or a broken finger.

His response was an emphatic, "No ma'am.''

Brantley said things got so bad last week that he even had to keep reassuring his own family members that he was not as badly injured as was rumored all over the Internet and Twitter.

Meanwhile both safety Matt Elam and WR Deonte Thompson suffered concussions in the LSU game and did not practice on Sunday. UF coach Urban Meyer said they are expected back to practice this week, but cautioned "these things are day-to-day.''

Also, former St. Pete Catholic standout Jon Halapio underwent surgery on Sunday for his fractured finger and is doubtful for Saturday.

Meyer said he hopes to have RB Jeff Demps (sprained left foot) back this week.


[Last modified: Monday, October 11, 2010 2:07pm]


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