True freshman wide receiver Kadarius Toney, one of Florida’s biggest offensive playmakers, is expected to miss Saturday’s game against Texas A&M with a separated shoulder, UF coach Jim McElwain announced Wednesday.
“Highly doubtful,” McElwain said. “He hasn’t been able to go still with that separation.”
The Gators also likely will be without leading wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland, who missed the LSU game with a high ankle sprain. Cleveland tried to do some things in practice Wednesday, but remains doubtful.
“It was good to see Tyrie trying today,” McElwain said. “I’d say doubtful, but the one thing I would say is he got out there and was adamant about giving it a shot. As far as trying to be able to go play, I thought he did a really good job.”
Running back Mark Thompson is questionable after injuring his heel in practice earlier this week.
“Mark Thompson wasn’t able to go today,” McElwain said. “Couldn’t go part of Tuesday. He had a deal with his heel, so it was awful sore and he wasn’t able to go today.”
Starting offensive guard Brett Heggie’s status remains uncertain. He is still under concussion protocol.
“Brett Heggie was out in no-contact,” McElwain said. “He’ll continue in concussion protocol, and that will be a call of the doctors moving forward. He was cleared for individual drills and went through that kind of stuff.”
On defense, starting safety Nick Washington remains out with a shoulder injury, while starting defensive end Jabari Zuniga injured an ankle in practice and his status is uncertain.
“Hope to get him ready to go,” McElwain said. “I know that he wants to go, so that’s a big piece of that.”