Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 12
Scott Carter of GatorZone.com reports Vernon Hargreaves' status for today's practice:
#Gators CB Vernon Hargreaves back out at practice today. Did some work in individual drills.— Scott Carter (@GatorZoneScott) August 12, 2014
Updates from Friday, Aug. 8
Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel has the latest on Hargreaves:
After a tremendously disappointing 4-8 campaign in 2013, the Florida Gators football team was hoping for a positive offseason and some momentum heading into the 2014 season.
Instead, Will Muschamp’s bunch received some unfortunate news regarding cornerback Vernon Hargreaves Thursday. Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun provided a number of updates on the situation:
Hargreaves appears to be injured. Appears to be a leg. Being helped off the field— Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu) August 8, 2014
Injury may have occurred in a scuffle with a wide receiver— Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu) August 8, 2014
It looks like they are taping Hargreaves left knee. Does not look good— Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu) August 8, 2014
Hargreaves can't appear to put any weight on his left ankle— Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu) August 8, 2014
Hargreaves is one of the most talented players on the Florida roster and was seen as a key to the resurgence of the defense. In fact, ESPN.com ranked him as the best true sophomore in the country and the 13th-best overall player in the country in its preseason rankings.
Hargreaves earned first-team All-SEC honors last year thanks to his three interceptions, 38 tackles and 11 total passes defended. He was second in the conference in passes defended per game at 1.17 and looked completely comfortable against elite competition as a freshman.
This injury is certainly a major blow for the Gators moving forward if it is serious. Check back for updates as they develop.