The Florida Gators won their second game of the season 45-0 but twice on Saturday night Ben Hill Griffin Stadium held its collective breath.
Kadarius Toney and CJ Henderson both left the game with injuries. Toney’s was an apparent left arm injury and Henderson exited with a left ankle injury before halftime.
Toney’s injury came on a jet sweep. The junior took a handoff but when he turned the corner was immediately drilled by a defender, lifted off the ground and planted into the turf. Toney was slow to get up and heavily favoring his left wrist.
Henderson’s injury happened not too long after. The junior went up and successfully contested a deep pass attempt. When the receiver Henderson was covering came down with him Henderson’s ankle got caught up under both of them. He was immediately down and needed to have the help of two trainers to leave the field.
Both Toney and Henderson were taken to the locker room. Henderson came out with the team in the second half on crutches with a walking boot on his left foot but Toney never came back out to the field.
“We’ll know a little bit more (later). Toney I know they were going to check out more. His could be, they didn’t think CJ, and from what they gave me they didn’t think it was much maybe a slight ankle sprain. We’ll get more information Monday for you.”
Toney will have X-rays done on his wrist to determine the severity of his injury. Henderson’s ankle sprain, as Mullen put it, is considered to be mild but ankles can have a way of lingering and potentially keeping guys out for a while. The good news is that nothing is broken for Henderson.