In a statement, the Shorter family said, “We are happy to share that Justin is doing well, is clear to head home today and is on his way to a full recovery! We would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of prayers, love and endless support – he is going to be fine! Special thanks to everyone on the UF athletic staff and St. Joseph’s Hospital for their professionalism, care and support they have shown Justin and our family. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday and a blessed 2022! Go Gators!”
Shorter lay motionless on the turf for several moments as Florida’s medical staff rushed out to assist him. Silence filled Raymond James Stadium, as Florida players gathered around Shorter, and UCF players took a knee on their own sideline.
Shorter was eventually carted off the field and taken to the hospital.
The junior from Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, had 41 catches for 550 yards and three touchdowns this season.