Billy Napier updates injury status of 2 Gators receivers for matchup vs. South Carolina
Florida will have the opportunity to clinch bowl eligibility when they host South Carolina on Saturday. However, Florida could be without a pair of receivers for the conference clash.
Florida head coach Billy Napier disclosed on Wednesday that receiver Ja’Quavion Fraziars will miss the game due to a shoulder injury. The sophomore saw his first action of the season last weekend in Florida’s 41-24 victory at Texas A&M. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound Fraziars caught 4 receptions for 50 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Florida head coach Billy Napier announced that receiver Ja'Quavion Fraziars will be out this weekend against South Carolina@alligatorSports
— Topher Adams (@Topher_Adams) November 10, 2022
Meanwhile, Napier says that wide receiver Justin Shorter has been limited this week and is questionable for the game.
#Gators WR Justin Shorter continues to be "modified in practice" and has been on a pitch count. Remains questionable for this weekend, per Billy Napier.
WR Ja'Quavion Fraziars out with a shoulder injury.
— Zach Goodall (@zach_goodall) November 10, 2022
Shorter is 2nd on Florida with 21 receptions and first in receiving yards with 471. Shorter also is tied for the team lead with 2 receiving touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 223-pound junior is averaging 22.4 yards per catch. Shorter’s best game this season was when he caught 7 passes for 155 yards in Florida’s 38-33 loss at Tennessee on Sept. 24.
Florida’s win against Texas A&M snapped a 2-game losing streak, with those losses coming against LSU and Georgia.
Florida leads the all-time series 29-10-3 against South Carolina. South Carolina won last season’s meeting 40-17 in Columbia. Florida-South Carolina is slated for a 4 p.m. ET kickoff and will be televised on the SEC Network.