GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Jim McElwain held off on giving a definitive status update on star sophomore wide receiver Antonio Callaway while speaking on the weekly SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday.
Callaway missed Florida’s game last Saturday against North Texas with a quad injury and McElwain expressed on Monday that there was still some doubt as to whether he’d return.
“He tried to go a little bit yesterday. He kind of ran around out there a little bit. I know he’ll do everything he can to play,” McElwain said. “But as you probably know, guys have to practice on Wednesday and they’ve got to be able to show they can go. The one thing I will never do is put someone out there that isn’t able to really go produce. So time will tell.”
Callaway leads Florida with 13 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns in two games played.
The Gators will practice Wednesday afternoon and McElwain will hold his final news conference of the week afterward.
“I’m expecting him to have at it, but we’ll know a lot more after today’s practice,” McElwain said.