Florida WR James Robinson tweets indication that his football career is over – SECcountry.com
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — James Robinson’s freshman season at Florida was lost to a health scare after doctors detected an unspecified heart condition, and the wide receiver tweeted Friday afternoon that his football career may now be done for good.
“Hurts knowing I can’t play football again,” Robinson posted.
Hurts knowing I can’t play football again 😖😖😔😭
— JAMES ROBINSON IV 4⃣ (@_StunnaJayy_) December 8, 2017
Florida associate athletic director for communications Steve McClain later released a statement on the matter Friday evening: “After a thorough evaluation by doctors from across the country and our medical staff, it has been determined that James Robinson will not be medically cleared to play football at the University of Florida. The University Athletic Association has offered their support to James and his family during this very difficult time.”
Former Gators coach Jim McElwain announced on Sept. 6 that Robinson “had something show up” on an echocardiogram test. He was sent to see a heart specialist in Philadelphia and his football future/status had been up in the air as Florida awaited genetic testing results.
Robinson signed with the Gators last February as a 4-star prospect out of Lakeland, Fla., and was the second-highest-rated player in Florida’s 2017 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports composite.
But he was still waiting to show what he could do in college, and now he won’t get that chance. Most importantly, obviously, is Robinson’s long-term health.
Florida’s statement did not provide details as to the Robinson’s condition.
Several teammates from Robinson’s signing class tweeted out their reactions to the news.
Keep ya head up! God got a plan💯🙏🏾 https://t.co/9sjoMBQZpv
— Marco Wilson (@MjW_era) December 8, 2017
— |HUMBLE| (@kemoregamble15) December 8, 2017
I know it hurt bro. Just