Jenkins' return ends with hamstring strain

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Turns out Florida didn’t need LB Jelani Jenkins to beat LSU.

The redshirt junior played in his first game since he suffered a fractured right thumb against Texas A&M on Sept. 8, but he made no impact in the Gators' 14-6 victory at Florida Field on Saturday afternoon. Jenkins ended up leaving the game in the first half after suffering a sprained left hamstring.

UF coach Will Muschamp said Jenkins, who played with a cast on his right hand, should be able to return to practice in two to three days. Jenkins, who had five tackles on the season before his thumb injury, did not start against LSU. UF went with Jon Bostic, Neiron Ball and Michael Taylor at linebacker.