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Florida Gators move up to No. 10 in AP poll still dealing with multiple injuries



The Florida men's basketball team moved up one spot to No. 10 in this week's Associated Press poll, but as the Gators prepare for two games in three days they'll be without a key reserve.

Junior F Casey Prather, who suffered a high ankle sprain in this past Saturday's game against LSU, could miss about two weeks, Florida coach Billy Donovan said today.

"I don’t think it’s a real severe high-ankle sprain,'' Donovan said. "Those things can take a long time to heal. I think our best guess right now is probably 10 to 14 days. We’ll see how he progresses through treatment, but I would say this week he’s definitely out.”

Florida will play at Texas A&M on Thursday, then host Missouri on Saturday. The Missouri game is sold out, the first sellout for the Gators this season.

Senior G Mike Rosario also has a sprained ankle, but has been cleared to play. His status for Thursday night is unknown and will depend on his ability to practice and withstand the pain of playing. Senior F Erik Murphy will continue to play with his broken rib and junior F Will Yeguete is expected to undergo further evaluation for the tendonitis in his right knee.

"I don't know what else it would necessarily be,'' Donovan said. "I think they want to take an X-ray because he's got some swelling in his knee. Whether or not it's anything more than that, we'll have to wait and see. I think the first diagnosis by our trainer and our doctor is that it was tendinitis. It could be more than that. What? I don't know."

[Last modified: Monday, January 14, 2013 1:59pm]


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