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Antonya English

Moses Jenkins overcomes concussion, ready to play

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August

While Tim Tebow spent two weeks in the national media spotlight after he suffered a concussion at Kentucky last September, Moses Jenkins battled the same injury in obscurity.

For about six weeks.

Jenkins, now a senior CB, suffered a concussion in the same game as Tebow last season, but few noticed.

"I got up, I was jogging and I was a mess,'' Jenkins said.

The aftermath was more than he could have imagined.

"I'd never really had one,'' Jenkins said. "I always looked at it like it's a headache and you'll be all right. But when you get one, it's a bad deal. The side of my head, the sharp pain, it was just pounding . . . You can't take medicine for it.''

Jenkins said he started to feel better as the Gators prepared to play Florida State, but the headaches soon returned and his eyes would swell. It wasn't until spring practices, and a collision with RB Mike Gillislee, that he finally felt completely recovered.

"It was all smiles,'' Jenkins said. "I felt good. I remember I called my trainer and I told him my headaches are gone. I'm feeling brand new.''

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:17pm]

    

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