|Florida's Harvin injures ankle against FSU|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 29 November 2008 12:35|
Harvin, who leads the second-ranked Gators with 35 receptions for 595 yards and seven touchdowns, twisted his ankle on a 5-yard run in the second quarter when he was tackled by Nigel Bradham and Korey Mangum. Harvin limped off the field with the help of trainers, and team officials said he was being evaluated at halftime.
It was the second time in as many trips to Tallahassee that Harvin left the field with an injury. He left on a stretcher two years ago after his head slammed into a linebacker's knee. He didn't play the rest of the game, but returned the following week in the Southeastern Conference title game.
If Harvin doesn't return to Saturday's game, it would be a big loss for the Gators, especially against Florida State. Harvin has hurt the Seminoles the past two seasons, running 20 times for 243 yards and two touchdowns and catching five passes for 67 yards.
ame's opening drive. He extended his touchdown-scoring streak to a nation-leading 14 games.
Harvin has been hurt several times during his three years at Florida. He missed considerable time in 2006 because of an ankle injury, sat out two games in 2007 because of migraine headaches and missed numerous practices because of a hip pointer, tendinitis in his Achilles' tendon and tendinitis in his knee. He had surgery in April to repair his right heel.
Florida State receiver Preston Parker and cornerback Patrick Robinson also left with injuries. Parker tweaked his right ankle early in the second quarter but later returned. Robinson hurt his right knee, and team officials said his return was questionable.
Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes also left the game with an ankle injury. He went to the locker room briefly but returned the game a few plays later.