Florida football has run into the injury bug a bit over these past few weeks as fall camp continues to progress.
The Gators have already lost Justus Boone for the season, and have had a couple of other less significant injuries that have caused guys like Shemar James to miss some time.
Now, it seems that Florida will have to deal with another significant injury, as running back Cam Carroll had to be carted off the field today with an apparent leg injury.
We don’t know anything for sure, but the initial reports don’t seem too good.
Florida football: A hit to the depth
The Gators’ running back room is headlined by Trevor Etienne and Montrell Johnson Jr., but Carroll was set to be a reliable contributor this fall as RB3.
Plus, you can never have too much depth at running back in the SEC, and Cam has plenty of experience and has shown that he can be a reliable runner for anybody.
Now that depth is shortened, with Treyaun Webb assuming that No. 3 spot.
The bigger deal with his injury is what it’s going to do to Cam. He missed all of last season with an injury with Tulane and was looking to showcase his skills with the Gators in his final year in college. Now, we don’t know if he’ll have that chance.
Again, we have no confirmed reports of what the injury is, and Billy Napier will address the media tomorrow with an update.
But the reports were that the team was gathered around him as he was being carted off, which doesn’t bode well for it being a minor injury.
When Justus Boone went down, the defensive linemen, along with the rest of the team, rallied around him and are using it as motivation to play even better.
If Carroll is indeed out for an extended period of time, we hope the same thing will happen.