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Gators' Bradley Beal battling ankle injury



Florida's injury situation heading into this week's SEC Tournament continues to be an issue.

Freshman guard Bradley Beal's injured ankle caused coach Billy Donovan to hold him out of practice on Monday, and he is listed as "questionable" to practice today.

Beal said before Monday's practice that he thinks he'll be fine to play in Friday's SEC Tournament quarterfinal against either Alabama or South Carolina.

"It’s alright,'' Beal said. "It’s a little banged up and sore right now. I think I sprained it, but I think I should be fine going into the tournament.''

Beal suffered the injury with 10:14 remaining in Sunday's game against Kentucky. He was seen falling to the ground, then writhing in pain. He left the game briefly, but did return.

"I was running next to some Kentucky player, I don’t know who, and my foot stepped on his and it just rolled right there and I ended  up falling on it,'' Beal said.

The Gators have been dealing with several injuries down the stretch of the regular season, the most severe being the loss of forward Will Yeguete to a broken left foot.



[Last modified: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 10:42am]


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