Brewer cleared to play
GAINESVILLE -- Sixteen days after he was sidelined with mononucleosis, forward Corey Brewer has been cleared to return, coach Billy Donovan said Monday afternoon.
Brewer was allowed to begin individual conditioning drills following last Wednesday's game against Providence, but could not practice with the team until Monday. He has missed three games since being diagnosed with mono, and was previously expected to be out until at least the Dec. 23 game against Ohio State.
"I'll be ready (Sunday),'' Brewer said Monday prior to the Gators' practice. "I'm feeling good. I'm feeling real good.''
Brewer said the hardest part will be getting back into shape quickly. The Gators' next game is 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17, versus FAMU at the St. Pete Times Forum.
"I've been out of practice for two weeks, so it's pretty hard to get up and down the floor,'' Brewer said. "The way the doctors were talking (when he was first diagnosed), I thought I was going to be out until January. I'm just glad I got back sooner. I guess I've got a good immune system.''