GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Add another name to Florida’s ever-crowded injury list.
Gators coach Jim McElwain revealed Tuesday that freshman linebacker David Reese injured his wrist in the SEC Championship Game and will not be available at the start of bowl practices later this week.
That list also includes defensive end Antonneous Clayton (arm), safety Nick Washington (ankle), defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. (ankle), linebacker Jarrad Davis (ankle), nickel Duke Dawson (ankle) and left guard Martez Ivey (ankle).
McElwain did not give any indication on which of those guys he thought might be available for the bowl game.
“Just looking at them, I’ll know more on Monday. It’s hard to say. Some of them are high-ankles, hopefully they’re shrinking to low ankles, but we’ll see,” he said.
Davis said after the SEC Championship Game that he is aiming to play the final game of his collegiate career.
In the meanwhile at least, the Gators’ linebacker depth continues to thin with the news on Reese.
Reese and redshirt freshman Kylan Johnson had stepped in as starters when Davis missed three games late in the season with an ankle injury and fellow veteran starter Alex Anzalone was lost to a broken arm.
In the scenario that Reese and Davis both couldn’t go in the bowl game — though it’s far too soon to jump to that conclusion, especially considering Davis’ earlier comments — the Gators would have to lean more heavily on freshman Vosean Joseph, senior Daniel McMillian and possibly redshirt freshman Rayshad Jackson.