GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) No. 25 Florida has ruled out receiver C.J. Worton for its season opener Saturday against UMass.
Coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday that Worton, who is being counted on to be a significant part of the receiving corps, won't be available because of a high ankle sprain. Worton hasn't practiced since injuring his right ankle about three weeks ago.
His absence, a lingering knee injury to Kalif Jackson and at least two suspensions leave the Gators thin at receiver against the Minutemen.
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Freshman receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells are suspended for the opener after being charged with firing BB guns in a residence hall in July.
McElwain said Florida will rotate six scholarship receivers Saturday night: Antonio Callaway, Dre Massey, Brandon Powell, Ahmad Fulwood, Josh Hammond and Freddie Swain.
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