GAINESVILLE -- Starting weak-side linebacker Jelani Jenkins will see a specialist on Friday to have a pin removed from his broken thumb and there is a chance he could play against LSU on Oct. 6, coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday.
Jenkins has not played since injuring his thumb in the first quarter against Texas A&M on Sept. 8. Muschamp originally said Jenkins would be out at least four weeks, and Muschamp said Wednesday that it’s likely Jenkins will play against the Tigers but didn’t want to give a definitive answer until Jenkins sees the doctor Friday. Even if not fully healed, Jenkins can play with a cast on the thumb without too much issue, although there will be an adjustment period.
• The Gators have used the first part of the bye week to work on themselves, and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said that started with creating cut-ups — videos with highlights of positive and negative plays — for each player. “Over these next couple days, I want to make sure each player knows exactly where they stand and what they need to improve on,” he said.
Preparation in practice for LSU begins Thursday.