Leading rusher Wynn, two other Gators nursing injuries

Updated: November 28, 2006, 9:48 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Fourth-ranked Florida might be without three starters Saturday night in the Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 8 Arkansas.

Dynamic freshman Percy Harvin, running back DeShawn Wynn and linebacker Earl Everett missed practice Tuesday and probably will be limited again Wednesday.

Harvin injured his neck Saturday at Florida State and was taken off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter.

"It's really not the head, it's just the neck," coach Urban Meyer said. "It went numb on him. It's just real sore right now, stiff."

Meyer said he was confident Harvin would play Saturday in Atlanta.

"I trust our doctors, and it's all positive," Meyer said. "He's so young. I think he's going to be ready by Saturday, but he's just got to practice, too."

Meyer was less optimistic about Wynn.

Florida's leading rusher has battled a shoulder injury all season, and it flared up against the Seminoles. Meyer said sophomore Kestahn Moore will start if Wynn can't play.

Everett hurt his left ankle against South Carolina and sat out the following week against Western Carolina. He returned against FSU, but tweaked the injury.


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