As the Gator football team prepares for Alabama Birmingham this Saturday, head coach Will Muschamp updated the team’s injury situation on Monday.
The news was good on receivers Trey Burton and Deonte Thompson; Muschamp said both should be fine after being injured in the opener and not returning to action. Thompson looked to get hit in the head after a reception and Burton injured his side.
Muschamp did say wide receiver Omarius Hines should play this week after sitting out with a hamstring injury but he is not sure of the status of defensive back Jeremy Brown (knee) and wide receiver Robert Clark (hamstring) and said their performance in practice would determine if they could play or not.
Alabama Birmingham will be opening its season with Florida after a first week bye to the season. Head coach Neil Calloway, a former Georgia assistant, is the head coach and his team comes off a 4-8 season a year ago.
Also, a hearing is expected today to possibly determine the status of Florida defensive lineman Sharif Floyd who was indefinitely suspended by UF pending an investigation into his eligibility. The hearing will be with the NCAA and the subject matter could be his recruitment by other schools, including North Carolina, a school that has been punished by the NCAA for recruiting violations.