One of Florida’s best defenders won’t be available for Saturday’s game against Tennessee.
Kylan Johnson, the Gators’ starting strongside linebacker, is expected to miss the game due to a lingering hamstring injury that has plagued him since preseason camp, according to 247Sports. Johnson was able to play in the opener against Michigan, finishing with four tackles.
But it wasn’t all bad news for the Gators on the injury front Wednesday.
Coach Jim McElwain said starting tight end DeAndre Goolsby and backup Kemore Gamble should suit up Saturday.
“Injury-wise, Gools practiced yesterday, looked pretty good. I’d say he’s going to be ready to go,” McElwain said, according to 247Sports. “Kemore will be back. He practiced at the end of last week and then practiced yesterday, so he should be good to go.”
McElwain also said that receiver James Robinson will continue to be out indefinitely after an issue was discovered by team doctors following an echocardiogram. The exact nature of Robinson’s heart ailment isn’t known.