Print and Go Back ESPN.com: College Football [Print without images]

Sunday, November 27, 2011
John Brantley 'doing fine,' father says

By Michael DiRocco
GatorNation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- John Brantley's father said the Florida quarterback suffered a concussion against Florida State on Saturday night but is "doing fine" Sunday.

John Brantley III confirmed in a text message to ESPN.com's GatorNation that his son was diagnosed with a concussion after getting hit in the facemask by FSU defensive end Brandon Jenkins.

Brantley was being sacked by FSU defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan when Jenkins hit him from the other side and their helmets collided. That happened late in the first half and neither Brantley nor Jenkins returned to the game in the second half. FSU officials said Jenkins was suffering from concussion-like symptoms as well.

Brantley completed 9 of 15 passes for 104 yards and three interceptions before his injury. Two of those interceptions set up Florida State touchdown drives.

It has been a rough year for Brantley physically. The redshirt senior suffered a severely sprained right ankle against Alabama and missed Florida's next two games. He returned against Georgia but wasn't anywhere close to 100 percent.

He also suffered a bruised upper right arm against South Carolina but did not miss any time with that injury.

Michael DiRocco cover Florida for GatorNation.