UF football injury update

By Robbie Andreu Staff writer
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:37 PM

Florida redshirt freshman quarterback Kyle Trask underwent minor knee surgery Wednesday and is expected to be fully recovered in four weeks, coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday.

The procedure is “nothing major, a cleanup,” McElwain said.

UF also announced that three of the 22 players who were either out or limited in the spring due to injuries are not expected to be ready for the start of fall camp in August. They are defensive end Jordan Sherit, wide receiver Rick Wells and walk-on tight end Harry Gornto.

Among those set to return for camp are wide receiver Dre Massey, wide receiver Freddie Swain, offensive guard Antonio Riles, cornerback C.J. McWilliams and defensive backs Quincy Lenton and Jeawon Taylor.

Trask, who was in a close battle for the starting role with redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks throughout the spring, injured his knee a few weeks ago and played on it in the spring game.

Franks edged past Trask in the quarterback race in the second half of the spring and heads into the offseason as the clear No.1 quarterback, although the competition will continue in preseason camp.

Trask spent most of the spring game running the No. 2 offense against the starting defense, and struggled, completing only four of 13 passes for 31 yards and an interception. When he had a chance to work with the starters in the second half, he led the offense to a quick touchdown, completing both of his pass attempts for 35 yards.

The school also released an updated injury list coming out of the spring game last Friday.

Linebacker Camrin Knight had surgery on his right knee Wednesday and will have surgery on his left knee in May. He's expected to be ready for fall camp in August.

Tight end Moral Stephens, cornerback Joseph Putu, wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland and cornerback Duke Dawson all sustained minor injuries in the game that will not require surgery. They are expected to return soon, following rehab.

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