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Chomping at Bits: Updates on injured Florida Gators

Several banged up Gators may play; no definitive decision made on Luke Del Rio yet.

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Florida injury updates: The Gators entered the week with a long injury report. David Sharpe (shoulder), Caleb Brantley (hand), and Bryan Cox (undisclosed) are likely to play, or at least attempt to. Daniel McMillian is questionable. Brandon Powell (ankle) should play, as should Alex Anzalone - with a splint on his hand. Joey Ivie and Jordan Sherit have been ruled out. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

No decision yet on Luke Del Rio’s status: Jim McElwain says Del Rio split reps with Austin Appleby this week, and that all four quarterbacks will be prepared to play. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Leonard Fournette likely out against Florida: LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron said that Fournette has not practiced this week due to a left ankle injury and is unlikely to play. (Tampa Bay Times)

Jim McElwain on Hurricane Matthew, its potential impact for Florida: McElwain noted that there are some things in life more important than football. UF will provide a final update on the status of the game by 1:00 p.m. today. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Florida football Wednesday press conferences:

Gators looking to improve punt return performance: On Florida’s struggles there during the Tennessee and Vanderbilt games. (Ian Cohen, Orlando Sentinel)

Offensive line changes could be coming: A lineup change could happen on the left side of the line this week. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

On LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron: Orgeron is auditioning for the job this season, knowing that the Tigers need to be successful for him to have a fair shot. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

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