Gators without two defensive starters vs. Vols

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Gators won't have two of their best defensive players against the Tennessee Volunteers, as starting cornerback CJ Henderson and starting defensive end Jabari Zuniga are out with ankle injuries.

Both were in street clothes during pregame warmups. Zuniga sprained his ankle last week against Kentucky, and Henderson sprained his ankle in Week 2 against UT-Martin.

Henderson and Zuniga are two of the defense's most experienced players. Zuniga leads the Gators with three sacks.

With Towson on the schedule next week, the hope is that both players will be able to return for Florida's game against Auburn on Oct. 5.