GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida linebacker Darrin Kitchens has been released from a hospital after being diagnosed with a concussion.
The sophomore from Homestead was injured on a kickoff during Saturday night's loss against rival Florida State. He was strapped to a backboard, carted off the field and taken by ambulance to Shands Hospital for evaluation.
The helmet-to-helmet hit left him motionless for more than 10 minutes as team trainers and paramedics stabilized his neck. All tests were negative for a neck injury.
Kitchens, a backup, has 21 tackles in 12 games this season.