Chaney injured


Florida freshman forward Allan Chaney will miss UF’s next game at Kentucky on Feb. 10 with a stress fracture in his left heel.

Florida coach Billy Donovan said that Chaney will be unable to practice for “a couple of weeks” meaning Chaney could also miss UF’s Feb. 14 contest at Georgia.

“That’s not really good for us going forward because I really thought he was starting to do some good things and starting to do some things in practice where I was gaining confidence in him and he was getting more minutes,” Donovan said. “So hopefully someone else in our frontcourt will step up a little bit.”

With Chaney out, Donovan said that freshman guard Ray Shipman will likely see more playing time. Donovan also said freshman 6-foot-10 forward Eloy Vargas is progressing in practice and could work his way into the frontcourt rotation.

Chaney is averaging 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds this season.