GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida could be without its best offensive player for the second straight week.
UF coach Jim McElwain said Monday that Callaway is questionable for the Tennessee game. He injured his quad in the win over Kentucky and sat out against North Texas after not being able to fully practice.
“We’ll try to get Callaway back,” McElwain said. “He’s hurting pretty good.”
Callaway caught the game-winning touchdown against Tennessee last season and had his first career 100-yard receiving game. His absence in Knoxville would be a huge play for an offense with a new starting quarterback, but McElwain won’t force him on the field.
“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.”