GAINESVILLE -- Florida running back Mike Gillislee, who missed time in Saturday’s game against Texas A&M with a groin injury, “should be fine” for Saturday’s game against Tennessee, coach Will Muschamp said Monday.
The most important player on UF’s offense thus far, Gillislee has rushed 38 times for 261 yards and four touchdowns in the Gators’ two wins to open the season.
Others not as lucky
Starting weakside linebacker Jelani Jenkins is out for an extended time after suffering a broken thumb Saturday, Muschamp said. Jenkins had surgery on the thumb Monday and could miss as much as four weeks. In his absence, freshman Antonio Morrison will play the weakside spot while Jon Bostic and Mike Taylor will rotate between the middle and strongside roles.
Junior linebacker Ronald Powell, who suffered a torn ACL in spring, will likely take a medical redshirt this season after suffering a setback in his recovery last week, Muschamp said.
Sophomore defensive back Cody Riggs from Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas will miss at least four weeks with a fracture in his right foot. Riggs had been playing extensively at safety in nickel formations, racking up seven tackles a pass breakup through two games.
Safety Josh Evans (shoulder), right tackle Chaz Green (cramping), linebacker Lerentee McCray (leg), linebacker Neiron Ball (knee) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (leg) left Saturday’s game with injuries but are expected to practice this week and play this weekend.