Already without their starting quarterback for the duration of the year, Florida could now also be without its top wide receiver for the biggest game of the season.
Top wide receiver Antonio Callaway suffered a foot injury today at practice, Jim McElwain told reporters today. He added that it was “too early to tell” if Callaway would heal fast enough to play against Georgia.
A source close to GatorCountry told them that they expect Callaway to play this weekend, and that the injury was not serious; X-rays on Callaway’s foot came back negative. This likely means that it was just a rough bruise, and although that can certainly be uncomfortable, it doesn’t sound like this will be a long term injury whether he does play against Georgia or not.
Of course, this isn’t just any old Florida-Georgia game. It’s one of those years where Florida and Georgia both control their own destiny to win the SEC East coming into this game; the various struggles of each team over the past decade have made this something of a rarity. So of all times for Callaway to get dinged up, this is probably one of the worst ones. Then again, GatorCountry’s source seemed confident that it wouldn’t keep him out. With nothing else definitive either way, we’ll just have to hope for the best.