UF Notebook: Gators may get several walking wounded back

Florida guard/center Tyler Jordan (64), who was injured Saturday, may return this week against LSU. (Matt Stamey/Correspondent) It may seem like it, but the injury news isn’t all bad for the Florida Gators.

There’s a chance that two of the nine injured starters — center/guard Tyler Jordan (ankle) and defensive end Cece Jefferson (foot) — will be back this week for the LSU game, UF coach Jim McElwain said Monday.

“Hope to get (Jefferson) back. He should get some limited reps. I know how much it means to him,” McElwain said. “I don’t know, I’m not a doctor, but I do anticipate him trying to do everything he can to play, which would be good for us up front in this type of game.

“Tyler Jordan went down early in that game. We’ll see where that is. There are some guys who possibly could (play). But it’s a decision they have to make with our doctors and trainers, to see if they want to go make a run at it.”

Starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis, who played on an injured ankle in the Georgia game, injured his other ankle at Arkansas and is not expected to play Saturday. McElwain said there’s a chance some other injured players will try to go Saturday like Davis did against Georgia.

“He’s a tough guy now. The fact he was doing what he was doing, that just shows you,” McElwain said. “It’ll be interesting to see if we have some other tough guys, or guys that maybe say, ‘You know. I’m going to go take this one off and maybe watch the film. I don’t want to hit that guy.’ Time will tell, but that’s what I said. It’s about challenging yourself. If you’re OK with having excuses, how good’s your life going to be?”

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