Though he left last Saturday's game and did not practice Monday, the Gators say quarterback John Brantley will play Saturday against South Carolina.
Florida Gators quarterback John Brantley left Saturday's victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores in the third quarter with a bruised arm and did not return. Nonetheless, he will play when the Gators next take the field on Saturday against the South Carolina Gamecocks, reports Antonya English of TampaBay.com.
The Gators' medical staff decided to hold Brantley out of Monday's practice as a precautionary measure.
"It feels better," Brantley said Monday of his sore arm. "I took a good shot on it, but right now it's just bruised up, nothing more than that."
Brantley missed two games earlier this season due to a high ankle sprain. Overall, he's completed 58.8 percent of his passes for six touchdowns and three interceptions. In his absence, Florida's other quarterbacks tallied one touchdown and five interceptions. As a result, the Gators have one of the most anemic passing offenses in the country, ranking No. 113 out of 120 FBS schools in touchdowns through the air.