Florida Gators receiver Antonio Callaway sustains foot injury

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.

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC


  1. Nick you can’t just title your article “Callaway Sustains Foot Injury” and wait until the very last sentence to tell me that he will probably play!! You’re gonna give somebody a lot older than me a heart attack with that crap! lol

    Great to hear that it wasn’t a serious injury. Hopefully he’s 100% come game time bc with Treon at QB he’s by far our best offensive weapon. Nobody quite has the chemistry with him like Callaway does, and as we saw 2 weeks ago he can take it to the house at any time on his punt returns.

    Thanks for the update.