The Florida Gators have been blessed with good health most of the season, but they could be without a star playmaker against archrival Georgia.
Freshman wideout Antonio Callaway injured his foot in Wednesday’s practice, and the former Miami Booker T. Washington standout is questionable for Saturday’s game in Jacksonville (3:30 p.m., CBS).
“We’ll kind of see what happens there,” Florida coach Jim McElwain said. “We’ll get that report tonight or tomorrow and see what’s up.”
McElwain also said “it’s too early to tell” if Callaway would miss the game.
No. 11 Florida (6-1, 4-1) could virtually clinch the SEC East with a win over Georgia (5-2, 3-2), so losing Callaway could be a big blow.
The 5-11, 198-pound wideout has emerged as Florida’s most explosive playmaker, showing up on SportsCenter highlights with long, one-handed catches, the game-winning 63-yard score against Tennessee and an electric 72-yard punt return touchdown at LSU.
The wideout averages 19.2 yards per catch, ranking second nationally among all freshmen.
“He’s played really good,” McElwain said. “He’s a guy that loves football. He’s fun to be around. … We kind of knew what we were getting when we recruited him. Obviously he’s living up to that.
“He’s definitely a top-notch SEC receiver.”