GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Jim McElwain on Wednesday said freshman wide receiver James Robinson visited a heart specialist in Philadelphia last week but is still not cleared to play.
Robinson is back in Gainesville and was on the sidelines in street clothes during the Gators’ 38-24 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday.
“All the stuff’s being read by the specialists right now,” McElwain said. “There’s still a little bit of time before we know exactly the results.”
McElwain previously announced on Sept. 6 that Robinson took an echocardiogram and that Robinson “had something show up” on the test.
Robinson is a 6-foot-4, 205-pound receiver from Lakeland. He was a 4-star recruit and the 14th ranked receiver in the Class of 2017 according to the 247Sports Composite.
Despite Robinson not being able to practice or play in games, McElwain said Robinson is remaining optimistic and is channeling his energy into the aspects of his life that he can control.
“To his credit, he was one of our primetime players of the week, which is not just your performance obviously on the field, but your performance academically, your performance, being on time, doing what’s right,” McElwain said. “He’s done a good job at that.”
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