Tight end Arthur Lynch said the injury he sustained against Florida and kept him out the next week against Appalachian State was actually a lacerated kidney.
‚ÄúI was in a significant amount of pain, but it was kind of the adrenaline was helping me get through it,‚Äù Lynch said. ‚ÄúI had a messed up kidney from the hit. There was some stuff going on with my body that was kind of freaking me out. I told myself nothing is going to take me out of my last Florida game. You only get so many of them and that was my last one.‚Äù
Lynch, a fifth-year senior who will play his final home game Saturday, learned some hard lessons against Florida on the fumbled lateral that he thought was a pass.
‚ÄúOne, never put your head down after a play no matter what you think,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúI thought it was a forward pass and I was like, ‚ÄòDang,‚Äô I just let go 50 yards, possibly a touchdown.‚Äô That was a rookie mistake by a guy that‚Äôs supposed to be a fifth-year senior, but luckily it didn‚Äôt hurt us so significantly that we lost the game.‚Äù