Brewer in doubt for next game


Published: Monday, January 23, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 23, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
After a gritty effort Saturday night, the chances for Florida sophomore forward Corey Brewer to contribute this week remain up in the air.
Brewer was listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game at South Carolina with a lateral right ankle sprain.
Brewer came in for treatment on the ankle Sunday. The swelling had subsided from Saturday night and the ankle was iced down, but it's unlikely that he will be able to practice today. Brewer can walk, but remained on crutches to keep from putting weight on the injury.
Brewer injured the ankle after getting his feet tangled up with Tennessee forward Stanley Asumnu shortly after grabbing a rebound midway through the first half. He hobbled off to the locker room for treatment, then checked back in at the 3:03 mark in the first half, scoring 10 of his team-high 20 points after the injury.
For the season, Brewer is averaging 13.6 points and 5.7 rebounds.
Brewer favored the ankle more when moving side to side than forward and backward. A lateral sprain involves ligaments that connect the side of the ankle with the side of the foot.
If Brewer can't play, Florida would have to use a different starting lineup for the first time this season. Candidates to replace Brewer as a starter would be senior center Adrian Moss, junior forward Chris Richard or freshman guard Walter Hodge if Florida chose to go with a smaller lineup.
You can reach Kevin Brockway by calling 374-5054 or by e-mail at brockwk@gvillesun.com.

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