The Florida Gators have lost three straight games to drop to 4-3 on the season, and have played their last two without quarterback John Brantley. There's reason for cautious optimism in Gator Nation, however: first-year coach Will Muschamp says Brantley's "rehab's going very well," according to Rachel George of the Orlando Sentinel. Further, the senior could return to the field in the Gators' next game, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, against the Georgia Bulldogs. Writes George:â†µâ†µ
Brantley was in a protective boot on the sideline of the game on Saturday. It seemed to be an improvement from last week's game at LSU, when the QB was on crutches and watched the game from the coaches' box.
In Brantley's absence, Gators quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Trey Burton have combined to complete 22-of-44 passes for 220 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. Brantley would certainly offer an improvement over his backups: he's completed 64.7 percent of his passes this season, with five touchdowns and three interceptions.â†µâ†µ
Florida has a bye this week.â†µâ†µ
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