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Florida forward Chandler Parsons still questionable this week



It's possible that Florida senior forward Chandler Parsons will miss more games this week.

Parsons suffered a deep thigh bruise in the Feb. 12 game against Tennessee, then missed practice all of last week and did not play in Sunday's game against LSU.

The Gators are preparing for a brutal final stretch of the regular season in which they'll host Georgia on Thursday, then travel to Kentucky on Saturday, and return to the court on Tuesday when they host Alabama.

Whether Parsons will be in the lineup for any of those games remains to be seen. For sure, Thursday seems doubtful.

"Right now, I'm not personally overly optimistic that he'll play (against Georgia),'' UF coach Billy Donovan said Monday morning. "I would like to see him. I think in his mind he wants to play, and will try to play. But the last time he did anything physically was this past Friday and really couldn't get much done at all. So it's kind of a unique situation, one because we've got a lot of games in a short time, and two playing (Sunday) afternoon in Baton Rouge, we've got a couple of days here to see how much progress he can make. I'm not so sure that he's going to make the progress necessary to play. I think we'll prepare (for) the game without him.''

[Last modified: Monday, February 21, 2011 12:03pm]


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