Florida’s Kitchens released from hospital
Florida linebacker Darrin Kitchens has been released from a
hospital after being diagnosed with a concussion.
The sophomore from Homestead was injured on a kickoff during
Saturday night’s loss against rival Florida State. He was strapped
to a backboard, carted off the field and taken by ambulance to
Shands Hospital for evaluation.
The helmet-to-helmet hit left him motionless for more than 10
minutes as team trainers and paramedics stabilized his neck. All
tests were negative for a neck injury.
Kitchens, a backup, has 21 tackles in 12 games this season.
Quarterback John Brantley, running back Chris Rainey, defensive
tackle Dominique Easley, tight end A.C. Leonard and guards Jon
Halapio and Kyle Koehne also were injured during the game.