Florida dealing with rash of injuries heading into LSU game
Florida is already at a disadvantage this weekend in having to play a technical “home” game on the road.
To make matters worse for the No. 21 Gators, they’re heading to Baton Rouge quite shorthanded.
Florida coach Jim McElwain detailed his team’s extensive list of injures during a Monday news conference, revealing just how injury-depleted his team is at it prepares to face No. 16 LSU.
Davis — doubtful
CeCe — Q
Jordan — Q
Dillard – out
Del Rio – out
Cox – prob out
Sharpe – out
Herndon – out
Worton – out
— Only Gators .com (@onlygators) November 14, 2016
Mac said LT David Sharpe and DE Bryan Cox Jr. probably out for LSU game with ankle injuries. DE CeCe Jefferson (foot) has a chance to play.
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) November 14, 2016
That could spell bad news for the Gators, who were crushed two weeks ago by the same Arkansas team the Tigers dominated last Saturday.
The worst of the injures are on the offensive, which has to contend with the nation’s No. 6 scoring defense this weekend. Quarterback Luke Del Rio, running back Mark Herndon, wide receiver C.J. Warton and offensive linemen David Sharpe and Cameron Dillard are all out, while fellow lineman Tyler Jordan is questionable.
Linebacker Jarrad Davis is doubtful, and defensive end Bryan Cox will likely miss the game. Florida could use defensive end CeCe Jefferson, who is questionable, against LSU’s powerful rushing attack.
The Gators (7-2, 5-2) and Tigers (6-3, 4-2) will meet at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, and Florida can clinch the SEC East with a win.