John Brantley's goal was to return for Georgia
Senior QB John Brantley said he came out of the Georgia game without further injury to his severely sprained ankle, and expects to be able to handle more this weekend when the Gators host Vanderbilt.
Brantley acknowledged that last week’s gameplan was almost 100 percent designed to run out of the shotgun because of the injury. He said twisting and turning movements under center bothered him during practice, which negated a lot of plays for Saturday.
“We were just trying to figure out ways we could try to stay away from that if need be,’’ he said. “But it should be fine this week.’’
Brantley said he “felt fine’’ after the game and didn’t experience any unusual swelling or anything physically wrong with the ankle. He dispelled any notion that he might have returned too soon, saying his goal was always to be back by the Georgia game.
“I remember sitting in the training room sometime after the Alabama game, and I was sitting with A.P. (Anthony Pass, head trainer) and I wanted to be back for Georgia,'' Brantley said. "We reached our goal and they did a great job working with me. We were shooting for Georgia since day one.’’