Jordan Sherit has season ending surgery, other Gators injury news

Redshirt senior Jordan Sherit had successful hip surgery this week effectively ending his career with the Florida Gators.

Sherit missed his freshman season at Florida while recovering from ACL surgery during his senior year of high school. He missed three games in 2016 because of injuries, including the SEC Championship and Outback Bowl after knee surgery. Sherit was leading the Gators with 9 quarterback hurries through six games. He’ll finish the year with 23 tackles, five for a loss and 2.5 sacks.

“It’s a bad deal,” Jim McElwain said on the SEC Coaches Teleconference Wednesday afternoon.

“Oh man, I hate it for Jordan Sherit,” redshirt sophomore linebacker Kylan Johnson said. “I haven’t talked to him since the game, but, you know, all prayer to him.”

Jim McElwain also said that redshirt freshman safety Quincy Lenton had knee surgery. Gator Country has learned that Lenton suffered an injury during practice Monday. He had arthroscopic knee surgery that revealed a torn meniscus and is done for the season.

Nick Washington (shoulder) was also listed as out according to McElwain.

Jabari Zuniga (ankle), Tyrie Cleveland (ankle), Kadarius Toney (shoulder), Chauncey Gardner (ankle) and Martez Ivey (knee) are all very limited in practice this week, “basically out” according to McElwain. Florida is lucky to have a bye week before they face Georgia in 10 days.

Between suspended players and injuries Florida played against Texas A&M without 18 scholarship players last Saturday.

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