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Several Gators nursing minor injuries after first week of practice



Several Florida players were held out of Monday's practice nursing injuries.

Running back Matt Jones and WR Andre Debose each had knee swelling and did not practice. Jones missed six games last season with a knee injury. Debose missed all of last season after he suffered a torn ACL in preseason camp.

Florida coach Will Muschamp said Jones most likely will return to practice on Tuesday and Debose should be back on Wednesday.

Sophomore CB Vernon Hargreaves III, who suffered a bruised knee on Thursday, is progressing.

"Vernon Hargreaves ran on the the non-gravity treadmill, so he looks fine," Muschamp said. "We’re thinking tomorrow (or) Wednesday (he'll return to practice)"

More from Muschamp on injuries:

"Kelvin Taylor strained a hamstring," Muschamp said. "He’ll probably be day-to-day, but I’ll probably guess more Thursday or Friday. Alex McCalister hurt his shoulder. He should be fine. Trip Thurman, shoulder, we think he’s going to be fine. Bryan Cox had a shoulder. Jon Bullard has an ankle. He’ll be back tomorrow. Taven Bryan has got strep throat. He’s day-to-day. I don’t know when we’re going to get him back. I think that hits for all the injuries. Duke Dawson had a shoulder as well. Hoping to get him back in the next few days."

Freshman DL Thomas Holley will undergo surgery to repair a previous injury, and is out indefinitely.

“Thomas, from the sports hernia he had in high school, he has some scar tissue built up," Muschamp said. "They are going to go in and shave that down. I don’t know when the timeframe is for that. I want to say the surgery is Tuesday. We are trying to get him in today. That’s not a major procedure. It’s more like having a scope done. But he had some scar tissue that’s built up and it’s very discomforting when he ran. So he’ll be out for some time. I don’t know how much.”


[Last modified: Monday, August 11, 2014 12:39pm]


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