UF safety Gardner full go

Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner Jr. returned to practice this week. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Florida starting safety Chauncey Gardner Jr. returned to practice Wednesday and will play in Saturday’s game. Gardner injured his ankle in the loss to Michigan and underwent an MRI on Monday.

He got through Wednesday’s practice without any issues with his ankle.

“Chauncey went today, should be good to go,” UF coach Jim McElwain said. “I didn’t know how much he was going to practice today until he got out there.”

Tight end DeAndre Goolsby injured his leg in the Michigan game and also underwent an MRI on Sunday. He has not practiced this week and will miss Saturday’s game. There is no timetable for his return.

“Goolsby is out,” McElwain said. “I don’t know when he’ll ever be back.”

True freshman tight end Kemore Gamble will miss his second consecutive game with an injured foot. He’s on schedule to return next week.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Kyle Trask, who injured his foot in practice last week, had surgery to have a pin placed in his foot Wednesday and there is no timetable for his return.


  1. “I don’t know when he’ll ever be back.” Well, Coach, there’s some great insight. Really explanatory. And gives all the info we need as viewers of this site, and fans of Florida Football, too. If you’re going to publish this comment, where is the follow-up question, ”Exactly what do you mean, Coach. Is he part of the ”suspended players” now? Or is he just hurt really bad?” What is going on with ”Goolsby”?

  2. Hopefully he will not make mistakes his understudy freshman did in playing those end sweeps by Michigan. Hopefully the O line will learn the blocking schemes and hopefully the D backs will remember the coverage schemes. Hopefully the QB will be able to throw and hopefully the WRs will remember how to get open. That’s a lot of hope for the Gators. Let’s hope we see what the Gatprs are because right now, they are nothing but a bunch of hopefuls.