Ingram misses practice due to injury
Senior tight end Cornelius Ingram was not at practice Wednesday, but reports that he is out for the season with an ACL injury may be premature.
Coach Urban Meyer said after practice that Ingram has a strained left knee, and is awaiting MRI results. Meyer said Ingram was injured in one-on-one drills on Tuesday.
"I don't know much more than that right now,'' Meyer said.
Meyer said he expects to know tonight or Thursday morning more about the seriousness of Ingram's injury. Ingram was a projected second or third round NFL draft pick who decided to remain for his senior season, and is expected to be an integral part of the Gators' offense. He is on the preseason Mackey Award watch list for the nation's best tight end.
Receiver/running back Chris Rainey also practiced sparingly, nursing a groin injury he suffered during track season, Meyer said. Freshman DT Omar Hunter is still ailing with a back injury, but participated in everything but contact drills. Meyer said he could be "cut loose'' for full practice by Friday.