James has surgery on right foot
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida returner Brandon James has had surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot.
James will be on crutches for at least six weeks but was expected to make a full recovery before fall practice in August.
James, the Southeastern Conference's special teams player of the year in 2008, averaged 13.8 yards a punt return and scored two touchdowns. He also averaged 23.1 yards per kickoff return.
He set Florida's single-season record for punt-return yardage (510) last year and holds the career mark (1,127). He ranks third in SEC history with punts returned for touchdowns and ranks fifth in total return yardage (3,089).
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