Tape It Up: Florida: There's More

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Florida: There's More

As if having Superman on the team weren't enough, Florida just got another hero back. Wide receiver Percy Harvin worked out on Sunday for the first time in two weeks and head coach Urban Meyer expects Harvin, the team's second-leading receiver, to be back on the field for Saturday's game against Florida State. If Harvin starts, that will mark the first time in more than two months that the defending national champions have had all of their pass catchers healthy in the same game.

Harvin has been hampered by injury all season. It started with tendinitis in the knee and the Achilles tendon during fall practices, and turned into a sinus infection and painful migraines that have kept Harvin, responsible for 45 catches for 714 yards and three TDs, off the field for the last two weeks. He stayed home while his team traveled to South Carolina before spending five days in the infirmiray on campus. The sophomore had a CT scan and an MRI to try to find the source of his headaches, and the tests ultimately helped.

"They've done all kinds of tests on him, and they were trying different medicines and they finally found the one that knocked the migraine out," Meyer said. "I think they've tried three or four different IV medicines, and they found the one that kind of made it at least bearable."

Harvin spent Saturday's win over FAU on the sidelines but stepped foot in the weight room on Sunday for the first time in weeks, bringing a smile to Meyer's face.

In Harvin's absence, Bubba Caldwell has become quarterback Tim Tebow's go-to guy. Caldwell caught 11 passes for 147 yards and a TD against South Carolina and added 13 more catches for 164 yards last week. But he has not been injury-free, either -- the senior sprained a ligament in his right knee in Week 2 and missed the next four games. Also on the list of injured receivers this season are Riley Cooper, who went five games without a catch following surgery to repair his broken finger, and Cornelius Ingram, whose sprained ankle kept him in and out of games against Georgia, Vanderbilt and South Carolina.

But all that should change against the Seminoles, when the Gators will have their full arsenal healthy, barring any further complications this week.

That is, on offense - defense is another story.

Cornerback Joe Haden has a sprained ankle, defensive tackle Mike Pouncey has a hyper-extended knee and defensive lineman Lawrence Marsh has an injured foot. Meyer said he should know more details on all three players' conditions later in the week.

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