Florida Gators injury update: Jelani Jenkins out for bowl game

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Jenkins returns a blocked kick for a touchdown against ULL. (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)

After capping off a monstrous turnaround to the 2012 season with a huge victory over rival Florida State, it has been confirmed that Gators linebacker Jelani Jenkins will not play in whichever bowl game Florida receives an invite to.

The redshirt junior has a broken bone in his right foot, that will take up to six weeks to heal. Jenkins will be ready to fully participate by the time spring practice rolls around. This is the second injury Jenkins has sustained this year; he suffered a broken thumb earlier in the season.

On the year, Jenkins has 29 tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hurries, and an interception. He will be replaced in the bowl game by freshman Antonio Morrison.

Source: ESPN.com

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