GAINESVILLE -- On Wednesday, Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer again pushed back the timetable on injured freshman receiver Andre Debose.
Meyer indicated on Monday that Debose's hamstring injury might require surgery but Meyer backed away from that statement on Wednesday after meeting with Debose' parents.
"We met [on Tuesday] with the family," Meyer said. "There are one or two other things we're going to look into. We're going to make some phone calls and then we'll know. I looked at the family and said, 'Are you OK with that?' and they said, "Yeah, that's great.'"
Debose did not practice on Wednesday and Meyer said the UF medical staff is "going to shut him down regardless."
Debose is one of two UF receivers who will miss Saturday's season opener. Senior receiver Carl Moore is recovering from a back injury and is also unavailable.