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Florida QB Anthony Richardson's status vs. Samford unknown after he hurts knee dancing in hotel

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Florida football coach Dan Mullen reiterated Monday that the Gators “will see” whether redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Richardson will be healthy enough to compete Saturday against Samford University.

Richardson, who suffered a concussion in the third quarter of Florida’s 34-7 loss to No. 1-ranked Georgia on Oct. 30, didn’t participate in the 40-17 loss at South Carolina despite traveling with the program to Columbia. Mullen said Richardson would have been able to play in the event of an “emergency” situation at quarterback.

However, the question of Richardson’s availability for Florida’s upcoming contest may be unrelated to the injury he suffered against the Bulldogs.

Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson
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Mullen said Richardson “hurt himself dancing at the hotel” Friday night, leading Florida’s medical staff to evaluate Richardson’s knee for structural damage. Fortunately, the MRI “came back clean” and “he’s fine”, said Mullen, though the former Eastside High standout had a visible limp before Monday’s practice session.

“He got cleared to practice Thursday for the concussion. So he only practiced Thursday then somehow he hurt his knee dancing Friday night,” Mullen said. “Then he did treatment all day Saturday but was fine to go play, could have played Saturday, but having not practiced, coming off a concussion, and with that he was going to emergency-only situation. Then he was gimping around earlier today, so we’ll see.”

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