Florida WR Baker injures knee, could miss next week

Updated: November 18, 2006, 7:38 PM ET
Associated Press

Florida receiver Dallas Baker sprained a ligament in his left knee Saturday and could miss next week's game at rival Florida State.

Baker leads the third-ranked Gators with 49 catches for 488 yards and eight touchdowns. He got hurt on the first play against Western Carolina. He was tackled awkwardly after picking up six yards on a screen pass.

The senior stayed on the field for four more plays, then limped off and was attended to by trainers. Coach Urban Meyer says tests revealed a sprained medial collateral ligament.

Meyer also says Baker was "probable" for next Saturday's game in Tallahassee.

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