Antonio Morrison’s knee rehab is ahead of schedule, but the All-SEC senior linebacker still isn’t guaranteed to play in 2015.
Morrison, who started all 12 games last season and led UF in tackles, sustained a significant left knee injury in Florida’s win in the Birmingham Bowl on Jan. 3. He had two surgeries since the injury and there’s no timetable for his return.
Morrison participated in “some non-contact stuff” Thursday, but coach Jim McElwain said, “It’s too early to say if he’ll play. The fact he’s out there at all is short of a miracle based on that knee. It’s a credit to how hard he has worked to be part of this family. I just can’t tell you how good that makes us all feel.”
The details of Morrison’s injury remain clouded, though, and the senior was reluctant to talk about it.
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“My parents don’t want that information disclosed,” he explained.
“I feel like y’all don’t need to know that. It’s not helping me in any way. My parents felt that way, and they don’t want to release any of that information. We kept it in. We got the training staff with the guys on our team. That’s how it was.”
▪ Sixth-year senior tight end Jake McGee is “full go,” according to McElwain. McGee said he’s 100 percent after missing all of last season with a broken leg. Meanwhile, redshirt freshmanThomas Holley (hip surgery) remains sidelined after sitting out spring practice and transfer quarterback Luke Del Rio had his appendix removed Monday and will miss the first couple days of camp.