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Florida's Jeff Demps has bruised foot

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida Gators running back Jeff Demps will miss some practice this week with a bruised foot, but he could be back for Saturday's game at top-ranked Alabama.

Coach Urban Meyer said Monday that Demps was still wearing a protective boot on his left foot. Demps bruised his foot Sept. 18 at Tennessee and re-injured it during Saturday's 48-14 win against Kentucky. Meyer said tests showed no ligament damage or broken bones.

"I'm hearing positive things about later in the week," Meyer said. "He actually had an X-ray and a scan on his foot. It's a sprained foot. It's not broken, there's not a stress fracture. I took a deep breath on the sideline when they said we're going to go take him to get a scan. But it came back negative. Now it's just we've got to get him healthy."

Demps leads the seventh-ranked Gators with 367 yards rushing and has scored twice. He also has 11 receptions for 61 yards.

"I think we are going to have Demps [against Alabama]," Meyer said.

But if Demps doesn't play or is limited against the Crimson Tide, backups Emmanuel Moody and Mike Gillislee would take on bigger roles.