UF expects to play Young vs. LSU

Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 3:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 3:59 p.m.

Florida sophomore center Patric Young has no structural damage on his injured ankle and is expected to play Saturday against LSU.

Florida coach Billy Donovan held Young out of practice Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We're trying to give it some time to calm down,” Donovan said. “The doctors have worked on it, the trainers have worked on it. There's no structural damage, no ligament damage.

“He's just got some pretty significant inflammation in the area that's causing the problem with it and I think the best thing for him now is rest. But there's nothing there for him that's going to keep him out of games.”

Young did not start Saturday against South Carolina but played 13 minutes off the bench, finishing with four points and four rebounds. Donovan said Young's ankle problems started two weeks ago. It has been diagnosed by UF trainers as tendinitis.

Sophomore forward Will Yeguete started for Young against South Carolina. Donovan did not rule out the possibility of Yeguete starting and Young coming off the bench again Saturday against LSU.

“A lot will depend on what we get out of him out of practice,” Donovan said. “That's gonna be the big thing is what he's able to do and can do and how much he can tolerate and handle.”

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