Mullen Updates Toney and Henderson Injuries

Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen updated local media on Monday with the injury status of two Gators playmakers.

Wide receiver Kadarius Toney and corner CJ Henderson both went down with injuries during Saturday nights 45-0 win over UT-Martin.

As reported on Sunday by Gator Bait, Toney's injury—sustained in the first half—is a shoulder issue although no further details have been provided to this point. Gator Bait originally reported the junior would miss 6-8 weeks but on Monday Mullen said they felt he could be out for only "a couple of weeks."

Henderson went down with an ankle injury diving for a pass breakup during the second half. Mullen said they believe the injury is a mild ankle sprain and is "questionable" for this Saturday's matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats (2-0). Henderson wants to play this Saturday according to Mullen but coaches are planning on holding out the corner until he's 100% recovered.

Freshmen Kaiir Elam, Chester Kimbrough and Jaydon Hill all got time at corner on Saturday with Hill breaking up a 4th down pass and Elam snatching an interception in the endzone to preserve the shutout.

With Toney out, Mullen said redshirt freshman Jacob Copeland could play more and see additional snaps. Copeland, who's missed significant time with injuries, scored his first touchdown on Saturday and grabbed three receptions for 23 yards and rushed once for 15 yards.

Toney had three receptions for 72 yards so far this season with a touchdown. Henderson has three tackles and two pass breakups as quarterbacks continue to throw away from the junior preseason All-American.

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