Florida’s Kadarius Toney doubtful against Texas A&M with shoulder separation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Not only are the Florida Gators likely to be without top wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland against Texas A&M on Saturday, but coach Jim McElwain is not expecting playmaking freshman Kadarius Toney to play, either.

McElwain on Wednesday said Toney has a separated shoulder and shin injury that he suffered during the 17-16 LSU loss. He is doubtful for the game Saturday.

“He hasn’t been able to go still again with that separation,” McElwain said.

Toney, a high school quarterback who converted to wide receiver after the spring, has been used primarily as in the Gators’ wildcat package and as a slot receiver. He has 225 yards from scrimmage (118 rushing; 107 receiving) and a touchdown on 23 touches five games into the season.

Without Toney and Cleveland, the Gators will be down to four scholarship receivers who have seen considerable playing time this season: senior Brandon Powell, redshirt junior Dre Massey and sophomores Josh Hammond and Freddie Swain. Together, the four have 26 catches for 396 yards and 2 touchdowns this season.

Freshman DaQuon Green is also available.

McElwain on Monday said Massey could receive an expanded role in the Wildcat package if Toney can’t play.

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