The Florida Gators (3-0, 1-0 SEC) will host the Tennessee Volunteers (2-1, 0-0) this weekend but Florida could be without several players on Saturday.
Running back Case Harrison (thumb), Jeremi Powell (foot) and Alex Anzalone (shoulder) are all expected to miss the game.
“Case Harrison is getting his thumb screwed together today or tomorrow,” Florida head coach Jim McElwain said. “Jeremi Powell has a high foot. Couldn’t be a low foot, has to be a high foot. He’s probably out.”
Harris has had his thumb in a cast and did not travel to Kentucky last weekend. Powell left the game early with his foot injury. Powell was able to walk off the field with the help of trainers before being carted back to the locker room. He returned to the sideline but did not return to the game.
The Anzalone situation seems serious. McElwain reported that Anzalone “re-injured” an injury he had two years ago. After he enrolled at Florida early, Anzalone tore his labrum and needed surgery to fix it. McElwain was asked if Anzalone would be able to play this weekend.
“No. I don’t think so,” he said. “I think that’s one that we’re going to have to look at for a while.”
Additionally, redshirt freshman C’yontai Lewis — who has been the Gators best blocking tight end this season — did not travel to the game last weekend after injuring his hand in practice. Lewis practiced with a cast for most of the week, but will need to be fitted for a smaller cast before he can return to the field.
“Still waiting on C’yontai I don’t know yet for this week,” McElwain said. “Kind of see more so the size of the cast.”