James Robinson still awaiting test results

Florida Gators freshman receiver James Robinson remains sidelined due to a heart condition that was discovered in early September.

“His genetic testing results won’t be available until late November at the earliest,” a University Athletic Association spokesman said Wednesday.

Robinson enrolled late to Florida after his test scores and transcripts were held up. The 6-4 205 pound receiver from Lakeland was one of Florida’s prize recruits in the last recruiting cycle.

Robinson participated in most of Florida’s fall camp but was suspended for the season opener against Michigan for a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge. Shortly after an unspecified heart condition was noticed during a routine doctor visit.

Since then Robinson has undergone testing, even flying to a specialist in Philadelphia to have more tests done.

“He had something show up in his echocardiogram, whatever it’s called. Which is not good,” McElwain said at the time. “Obviously our specialists at Shands (Hospital) will handle exactly what that is. We’ll take every precaution to help him as he moves forward.”

With Florida citing test results coming back in November at the earliest it’s unlikely that Robinson would be able to get on the field at all this season. That’s the last thing on Florida’s mind right now as they continue to try to find out what exactly is wrong with Robinson and the best course of treatment.

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