In Saturday’s 32-0 win over the North Texas Mean Green, the Florida Gators were without leading wide receiver Antonio Callaway. It looks like they could be without him going into this weekend’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers.
Callaway has been dealing with a quadriceps issue the last two weeks ever since he suffered an injury in the big win over Kentucky. Head coach Jim McElwain did not sound too confident in Callaway’s chances to play in Knoxville this weekend.
“I don’t know whether he’ll play or not,” McElwain said. “I will never play a guy that’s not ready to play. That’s not fair to that person. That’s how much I care about our players. I’m not going to put a guy out there on half a leg. Life is too short, and there’s other guys who will step up and play.”
Callaway broke out against the Volunteers last year as he caught the game winning touchdown and also recorded his first career 100 receiving yard game in the 28-27 thriller in Gainesville. He also leads the Gators this year with 201 yards and two scores on 13 receptions.
The Gators will certainly need Callaway back on the field this week as they are already without starting quarterback Luke Del Rio, who injured his knee in this past weekend’s game.
The Gators and Volunteers take the field at 3:30 p.m. EST on CBS on Saturday, Sept. 24.