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Good news for Florida Gators heading into next week's SEC East showdown

Three Florida starters return, just in time for showdown with UGA

One of Florida’s top playmakers, along with two key defensive starters, are expected to return from injuries just in time for next week’s showdown with UGA.

The playmaker is Kadarius Toney, who has missed the past six games with a shoulder injury. He’s a guy who can change any game in one play, as attested by the junior receiver’s 66-yard touchdown against Miami. He caught a screen pass, and broke at least three tackles on the way to the long score.

“We’ve missed him and his playmaking abilities,” Florida quarterback Kyle Trask told the Orlando Sentinel’s Edgar Thompson.

“It’ll be good to have him back. He’s just got the ‘it factor,’ and he’s going to move the ball down field for you.”

On the other side of the ball, Florida will be at full strength along with the front with the return of defensive linemen Jabari Zuniga (ankle) and Jon Greenard (ankle). They haven’t played together since the Sept. 14 game against Kentucky, per the Sentinel.

The duo could create havoc for UGA quarterback Jake Fromm. Zuniga had three sacks in Florida’s first two games, while Greenard has four sacks this season.

“I think any time you get guys that are playmakers and guys that affect the game both the run and the pass, that can win one-on-one blocks, it’s going to excite you,” Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham told the website.