Florida guard Michael Frazier II suffers concussion in Arkansas game
Florida freshman guard Michael Fraizer II suffered a concussion in Saturday night’s win over Arkansas and is out indefinitely.
Frazier, of Tampa, collided with teammate Scottie Wilbekin’s knee and the two chased a loose ball with 11:42 remaining in the game. He was briefly unconscious before team trainer Duke Werner began getting responses from him. He was eventually helped off the court and taken to the locker room.
“He’s out,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said. “I don’t know when he’ll be back. He’s got a concussion. He was knocked out on the floor. Obviously there will be baseline tests that they’ll do on him. I don’t know how long he will be out for. It’s basically, once he passes all the baseline tests, then they slowly induce him back into working out. And then, individual workouts and the practice. So it could be a week, it could be 10 days, it could be two weeks, I don’t know.”
Frazier has been instrumental in helping the Gators, especially since junior F Will Yeguete’s knee surgery two weeks ago. He was named SEC Freshman of the Week last week after a season-high 18 points against Auburn. He has played in all 25 games this season, averaging 6.4 points. Donovan said he won't consider playing with just six players.
“We can’t do that, we’ve got to play eight guys,” Donovan said. “We’ve got to get another guy to go in there. So we have to use (freshmen) Braxton (Ogbueze) or Dillon (Graham) or DeVon (Walker). Six guys is not enough to go to Knoxville with. And I’m proud of our guys because we’ve battled this whole year long. Fatigue becomes a factor as it did today. . . But our guys fought through and battled. I give our guys credit because this year in a lot of ways we’re playing with seven guys, and they’ve been fighting through.”
Florida will play at Tennessee on Tuesday night.