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Gators guard Michael Frazier II may return sooner than expected



Florida guard Michael Frazier II could start physical activities in a limited capacity as early as Tuesday after suffering a concussion in this past Saturday's game against Arkansas.

Frazier, of Tampa, was injured when his head collided with teammate Scottie Wilbekin's knee while the two were chasing after a loose ball in the game. Frazier was briefly knocked unconscious, and later diagnosed with a concussion.

But Florida coach Billy Donovan said today the injury may not be as severe as initially thought and he could be back into the lineup this week. Frazier has been ruled out for Tuesday night's game at Tennessee.

"He’s probably going to get back to at least doing some exercise, if not today, tomorrow,'' Donovan said. "Him being back for Saturday’s game is probably still up in the air. They have to see how he responds but I think he’s probably right at a point where he did not pass some of his baseline tests. I don’t know if they do it again today, but it wasn’t something where I think it was so significant below where they wouldn’t let him do any activity. It probably wasn't as severe as maybe first originally thought but I still know there’s a protocol they all have to go through with the doctors and trainer, steps they’ve got to go through in order for him to be cleared. But I would imagine if not today, tomorrow he’ll start to get into some light exercises and see how he responds."


[Last modified: Monday, February 25, 2013 1:37pm]


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