Harvin, still battling heel injury, practices, not certain for season opener

Updated: August 26, 2008, 9:23 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida receiver Percy Harvin participated in 7-on-7 drills Tuesday, but coach Urban Meyer said he was not sure if Harvin would play in Saturday's season opener against Hawaii.

"He's looking pretty good out there right now," Meyer said. "You know our stance around here. You've got to be ready to play. If he's ready to play, he'll play."

Harvin, who is still dealing with a right heel injury that required offseason surgery, participated in portions of practice last Friday and Saturday, but the 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior has been unable to go full speed since the second day of fall practice on Aug. 5.

Last season, Harvin rushed for 764 yards and six touchdowns and caught a team-high 59 passes for 858 yards and four touchdowns.

Junior middle linebacker Brandon Spikes, who injured his right foot last week, did very little in practice Tuesday.

Meyer said backup offensive lineman Corey Hobbs was undergoing tests for a neck injury he suffered during Monday's practice.


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