Tape It Up: In or Out?

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In or Out?

The official kickoff of the 2007 season is a mere three days away and injured players are now forced to answer a key question - are you in, or are you out? Texas wide receiver Limas Sweed is in, despite what official school reports say, while teammate Billy Pittman must sit out. Wake Forest defensive end Matt Robinson is in, the elusive Florida cornerback Markihe Anderson is questionable, and Michigan State tackle Mike Gyetvai is out.

According to the official injury report, Texas wideout Limas Sweed's sprained wrist makes him probable for the Longhorns' opener against Arkansas State on Saturday, but the senior has other plans, telling the press that he is back and ready to play. Two of his fellow pass-catchers are not quite so confident - senior Billy Pittman's shoulder injury will keep him off the field at least another week and junior Jordan Shipley's hamstring has made him questionable for this weekend.

Moving north, there was less good news for Michigan State. Fifth-year senior offensive tackle Mike Gyetvai will miss Saturday's season opener against UAB, and could be out for as long as a month. He missed all of spring practice while recovering from shoulder surgery and is still not up to speed. Senior Pete Clifford will take his spot at left tackle.

Wake Forest defensive end Matt Robinson missed all of 2006 with a broken kneecap, but he'll be ready to go on Saturday against Boston College. The senior took part in all 13 spring practices and the spring scrimmage, but had to have additional surgery in May. He had a successful preseason camp and hopes to return to his 2005 statistics, when he led the Deacons with 10.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks.

No definitive decision has been made on Florida cornerback Markihe Anderson, who injured his knee in practice last week. The sophomore has a first-degree sprain in his MCL and was expected to start against Western Kentucky on Saturday, but may be forced to default to sophomore Wondy Pierre-Louis and freshman Joe Haden for week one. Urban Meyer will most likely make his decision on Wednesday.

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