Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks underwent successful surgery on his dislocated/fractured right ankle Monday, Florida coach Dan Mullen said.
“It went well, from the reports, all the doctors and everything, it went really well,” Mullen said. “That’s a really big positive.”
Franks, who is facing a recovery period of six months, is handling his situation well, Mullen said.
“Great, he’s really been good,” Mullen said. “He’s really tried to be as positive about it as he can be. He’s done a great job of saying, ‘This is what it is, let’s try to make the best out of the situation.’ ”
On other injuries: Mullen does not expect receiver Kadarius Toney back this week. Cornerback CJ Henderson (ankle) and defensive end Jabari Zuniga (ankle) will be game-time decisions.
In other notes:
• Mullen said he saw improvements in every area last week in the win over UT, with the biggest growth coming in preparation.
• Mullen asked about the Gators staying focused this week: “The key to anything, we talked to our team this week, obviously there will be a lot more hype on next week’s game .. but for us to have an opportunity to do that, we have to win this week.”
•Mullen calls Towson a “very, very sound football team” that has developed players. “Being a top-10 team (No. 10 in FCS Coaches Poll), they know how to win. They expect to win, and you can see that in how they play.”
•On schedule: “We have three (Auburn, LSU, Georgia) of our next five against top-seven teams, I don’t know many people who have that sort of stretch going, but that’s part of being in the Southeastern Conference.”
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