Florida Gators QB Reportedly Suffers Season-Ending Injury

first_imgThree Florida Gators football helmets on the field.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 08: Florida Gator’s helmets sit in the endzone before the start of the 2007 Tostitos BCS National Championship Game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 8, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Last weekend, head coach Dan Mullen made a huge change at quarterback, pulling Feleipe Franks out of the game. While Kyle Trask gave a boost to Florida’s offense, the Gators will have to find another alternative this Saturday.Unlike the Missouri Tigers, Florida struggled to find success through the air. Not only was Franks inaccurate with the football, but he also hasn’t shown any progression over the past two weeks.Then came Trask, who threw for 126 yards and one touchdown in less action. Although the sophomore quarterback might have been a starting option for the Gators, it appears he won’t have the chance to prove himself.According to Thomas Goldkamp of 247Sports, Trask suffered a “non-contact injury to a lower-body extremity in Wednesday’s practice and was carted off the field.”BREAKING: A #Gators quarterback was carted off the field with an injury in Wednesday’s practice. Could affect starting decision for Dan Mullen – https://t.co/Yt6NA5Kf8C (VIP) pic.twitter.com/wGGrN697tf— Thomas Goldkamp (@ThomasGoldkamp) November 7, 2018The exact injury hasn’t been specified yet by the Gators.Unfortunately, Graham Hall reports that Florida believes the injury will keep Trask out for the rest of the season.#Gators fear QB Kyle Trask suffered a serious injury in practice during a non-contact, confirming @ThomasGoldkamp report. Source told me program fears it will hold him out for remainder of season.— Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) November 8, 2018Emory Jones is the only other candidate to play under center for Florida, besides Franks. Considering that Franks has more experience and familiarity with the offense, he’ll most likely resume his role as the starter.Florida will host South Carolina this weekend.Hopefully, Trask recovers from this heartbreaking injury and returns even stronger for the Gators.last_img read more

UN health agency says poor countries must be able to provide safe

Developing nations need better access to information that can improve the safety and quality of their medicines, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today.“Lower-income countries must be allowed to benefit from the sophisticated monitoring systems that already exist in industrialized nations,” said WHO’s Executive Director for Health Technology and Pharmaceuticals, Anarfi Asamoa-Baah. “This can only be done through a truly multilateral system.” While it is difficult to estimate the number of casualties in developing countries caused by adverse drug reactions, WHO pointed out that there is a growing amount of substandard or counterfeit medicines on the market. And even in countries with good regulations and safety measures, adverse drug reactions occur frequently, like in the United States, where in 1998 negative effects from medicines were estimated to be between the fourth and sixth largest cause of death. WHO will make its case for greater global attention to the problem at a meeting the agency is organizing this week in Amsterdam. More than 50 countries will participate in the gathering, together with independent pharmacology experts, drug regulatory authorities and international professional organizations. read more