Florida Gators freshman sensation Kadarius Toney may not be able to shine under the lights in the first night game of his Gators career.
Jim McElwain revealed Monday that Toney — who he said last Saturday had suffered shin and shoulder injuries against LSU, leaving him “not quite himself” at game’s end — is “highly questionable” for Florida’s game on October 14 against Texas A&M.
Mac said Kadarius Toney (shin, shoulder) highly questionable. Gardner and Moon (ankles) not ready to practice and questionable.— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) October 9, 2017
Toney has been a reliable playmaker for the Gators all season, tallying at least 27 yards of total offense in every outing this fall, and averaging just under 10 yards of total offense per touch as a runner and receiver. And that measurement doesn’t factor in his 50-yard completion against Kentucky, either.
Toney’s unique blend of speed, quickness, and instincts has also won him the honor of having a suite of direct-snap plays designed around his talents. While it seems unlikely that Florida would rely on that same package without Toney, McElwain did say Monday that the Gators could turn to fellow former high school quarterback Dre Massey in the same role.