UF shooting guard Michael Frazier being tested for mono

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.

Sophomore shooting guard Michael Frazier III is being tested for mononucleosis, Florida coach Billy Donovan said Thursday.

“The only thing we’re worried about is does he have mono, that’s the biggest fear,” Donovan said during SEC media days in Birmingham, Ala. “And if he does, that’s a three-week to a month, him being out of competition, out of playing, out of everything. I don’t know that to be the case. Apparently you can have a false positive test … as of right now he just has a virus that’s prevented him from practicing.

Frazier averaged 5.6 points and 3.1 rebounds for the Gators last season and shot a team high 46.8 percent from 3-point range, The 6-foot-4 sophomore from Tampa is expected to step into a bigger role this season.

Florida remains banged up through the first week-and-a-half of practices. Center Damontre Harris remains out with a hamstring injury, leaving Florida with just seven scholarship players and two walk-ons available for practice. Forward Will Yeguete (knee surgery) and guard Eli Carter (broken leg) remain out of practice.

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