Vernon Hargreaves Injury: Updates on Gators CB's Knee and Return

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2014

USA Today

Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 12

Scott Carter of reports Vernon Hargreaves' status for today's practice:


Updates from Friday, Aug. 8

Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel has the latest on Hargreaves:


Original Text

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 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, ranked him as the best true sophomore in the country and the 13th-best overall player in the country in its preseason rankings.

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 12:  Jarvis Landry #80 of the LSU Tigers catches a pass in front of Vernon Hargreaves III #1 of the Florida Gators during a game at Tiger Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images
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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.