High ankle sprain shelves UF's Prather
Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1:43 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1:43 p.m.
Banged-up Florida received more bad news on the injury front Monday.
Florida junior forward Casey Prather was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and will likely be out 10 to 14 days.
Prather suffered the left ankle injury late in the first half during UF's 74-52 win Saturday at LSU. Florida coach Billy Donovan confirmed the injury at his weekly news conference Monday.
“We'll see how he progresses through treatment, but I would say this week he's definitely out,” Donovan said.
Florida (12-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), which moved up one spot to No. 10 in this week's AP poll, will play Thursday at Texas A&M and Saturday at home against No. 17 Missouri.
Donovan also said that senior guard Mike Rosario (left ankle sprain) has been cleared to play and expects him to return for Texas A&M. Junior forward Will Yeguete is having X-rays done on his right knee Monday night, but is probable for Texas A&M. Yeguete has been diagnosed with tendinitis.
“He's got some swelling in his knee,” Donovan said. “Whether or not it's anything more than that, we'll have to wait and see.”
Despite using six different lineup combinations this season, the Gators have won 12 of 14 games with a scoring margin of plus-21.6. Senior guard Kenny Boynton is the only UF player to start all 14 games this season.
"It just shows how invested we are in winning this year, how bad guys really want it,” Florida junior center Patric Young said. “It just energizes our team. Guys are ready to step up for the opportunity, and there will be no drop off if somebody goes down with an injury. Other guys will be ready to pick up that slack."
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