The injury bug has bitten the Florida Gators a few times during the first few weeks of fall practices, but the latest player to put on the non-contact jersey shouldn’t be limited for too long.
All Gators’ Zach Goodall is reporting that cornerback Jason Marshall Jr. is dealing with a minor hamstring injury and that he’s expected to take things easy for the rest of fall camp as a precautionary measure. Goodall added that the expectation is for Marshall to be back in time for the Sept. 3 season opener against Utah.
The sophomore cornerback is the presumed No. 1 cornerback for UF this season following the departure of Kaiir Elam. Marshall started six games as a freshman and appeared in all 13 games for the Gators. He finished the season with 23 total tackles, four pass deflections, two tackles for loss and an interception.
Behind him are Georgia transfer Jalen Kimber, sophomore Avery Helm and freshman Devin Moore. Jaydon Hill should be back at some point, but he hasn’t practiced with the team yet this fall and is dealing with an injury still. It’s unknown if that injury is related to the ACL repair that kept him out all of last year.
With all of that in mind, prioritizing Marshall’s health makes a lot of sense for first-year coach Billy Napier and his staff. They’ll need him to take down the Utes and he can’t do that properly if he has a sore hammy.
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