Dan Mullen updates injury status of Henderson and Toney

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.

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Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC

1 COMMENT

  1. IT seems extremely unlikely that Toney wouldn’t have had an Xray by 3 hours post injury. Also seems drastic for a boot and crutches for a “ mild “ ankle sprain. Hoping for the best for the 1s but cdm’s comments seem like misdirection, we shall see