Horford injures ankle
GAINESVILLE - Junior center Al Horford suffered a high ankle sprain during Monday's practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against Florida A&M on Sunday at the St. Pete Times Forum.
UF coach Billy Donovan said Wednesday that Horford suffered the injury diving for a loose ball in practice and will not practice at least Wednesday and Thursday.
"It's a mild one (sprain), not a severe one, but I think that's kind of a strange injury a little bit, at least in talking to our doctors,'' Donovan said. "It's something that can really last a long time. We went through it with Matt Walsh several years ago when he had it. It's not to the level of that. I guess they grade sprains anywhere from a one to a three and his is probably a 1-plus.''
Horford's injury came on the same day junior forward Corey Brewer was cleared to return to practice after missing three games due to mononucleosis. Donovan said the obstacles are all part of surviving a long season.
"There's no question between the illnesses, the mono and Al, we're fighting through some of this stuff right now,'' he said. "But we'll keep moving through it and keep trying to get our younger guys better.''