Florida Gators freshman standout Antonio Callaway is questionable for the Florida-Georgia game this Saturday after sustaining a foot injury on Wednesday during practice.
Addressing the media following Wednesday’s practice McElwain said that Callaway injured the foot during practice but that it was “too early to tell” if Callaway would be able to play this weekend.
The Booker T. Washington product has already established himself as not only the Gators’ most reliable receiver, but also a big play waiting to happen on offense and on special teams.
Callaway has 16 receptions for 308 yards and two touchdowns on the season, one of them coming in spectacular fashion against Tennessee in the fourth quarter. His 19.2 yards per reception ranks 16th in the country and 2nd among freshmen and his 14.75-yard per punt return ranks him 12th in the country as well.
“He’s getting a little bit better every week,” McElwain said of Callaway. “We kind of knew what we were getting when we recruited him. Obviously he’s living up to that.”
Gator Country was able to get in touch with people close to Callaway on Wednesday night and we were told that the injury was not serious. Callaway was taken in for X-Rays and the results came back negative. A source said they believed Callaway’s injury would not keep him out of the game this week.
Florida can hardly afford to lose Callaway, who’s fourth on the team in receptions, with an opportunity to take a strangle hold on the SEC East title on the line. Fortunately for Florida, it doesn’t appear that they will miss their freshman phenom.
UPDATE — 10:39
Antonio Callaway tweeted that he was all right.
I'm good for those who were wondering
— AC81 (@Ripbobby_G) October 29, 2015