Riggs' injury keeping him sidelined
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 8:49 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 8:49 p.m.
On Sept. 26, UF coach Will Muschamp said cornerback Cody Riggs would probably be out two more weeks with the fractured bone in his right foot. Riggs suffered the injury against Texas A&M and it did not require surgery.
Riggs tweeted a photo of his feet on Sunday with the caption “almost back #progress.” But in Muschamp's Monday press conference, he did not include Riggs in his injury report and it appears the junior will miss some more time.
Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said Wednesday that if Riggs can't return this season, he will likely be eligible for a medical redshirt.
“I'm not sure on the compliance of that, but I think that it would be (possible) due to the nature of the injury so early,” Quinn said. “So it's something that certainly we'd consider moving forward. At this time, we're just trying to push to get everybody back available.”
Another player Muschamp didn't mention Monday was linebacker Jelani Jenkins, who reaggravated his hamstring injury last Saturday and missed the entire second half. Jenkins originally hurt the hamstring against LSU, which was his first game back from the broken thumb he suffered at Texas A&M.
Quinn said Jenkins is back practicing this week and he's hopeful the injury bug won't bite him again.
“I'm not sure why some of the recurring things have happened, but we've certainly had good practice attention,” Quinn said. “So hopefully these injuries are behind him and we can move forward.”
Quinn is also hoping defensive tackle Leon Orr can play against Missouri. Orr tweeted a picture of himself in the hospital on Tuesday, and a UF spokesperson said he went to get an IV for the flu. Quinn was not aware of any other players with the illness.
“We'll kind of go through the week as we're (determining Orr's status), but we're hoping he'll be available for us,” Quinn said.