Injured Gators seek return

Kadarius Toney, Kendall Randolph
Florida quarterback Kadarius Toney, center, runs past Kentucky cornerback Kendall Randolph, right, to score a touchdown during the first half of a game in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

UF football coach Jim McElwain said many of the injured players, including wide receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Kadarius Toney, are working hard to get back in time to play in Saturday’s game.

“There will be more (information) on that on Wednesday, kind of see where guys are at (then),” McElwain said. “But I know a lot of them are really trying and pushing to play in this game.”

McElwain said Toney (shoulder) and Cleveland (high ankle sprain) have already done some running this week.

“Kadarius, we’ll find out on Wednesday where he’s at,” McElwain said. “He tried to go a little bit (Sunday), as far as doing some running and that kind of stuff. We’ll see from there.

“Tyrie Cleveland ran pretty decent (Sunday), but we’ll limit where he goes from there.”

Outside linebacker Jeremiah Moon has returned to practice after missing practice last week with an injured ankle. He should be full-go Saturday.

Starting wide receiver Josh Hammond is questionable after injuring his back in practice late last week.

“Feeling better,” Hammond said Monday. “It was really bad last week. I finally got standing up and walking again, so that’s a good sign. We’re going to keep treating it and see how I play about this week.

“My back just locked up when I was running, out of nowhere. It was weird. But just icing it. Taking care of it.”