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Antonya English

More injuries affecting Gators basketball team

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October

Florida sophomore guard Michael Frazier is suffering from a virus and Damontre Harris is battling hamstring problems, which has kept both out of early practices.

"Both of those guys just missed (Monday), so I don’t know when Frazier actually got sick," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "Damontre has been dealing with some hamstring issues a little bit. Even going back to conditioning and stuff, he’s kind of worked through it. But I think the trainer wanted to pull him out just because he didn’t want to set him back too long. He didn’t practice (Monday). He tried to go yesterday and couldn’t go. I got word today he is out for the afternoon.

Junior guard Billy Donovan is also dealing with a torn labrum, but for now will try to play without undergoing surgery. Donovan, the son of coach Billy Donovan, sat out last season after transferring from Catholic University.

“The one thing I feel bad about for Billy is he’s worked really, really hard," Donovan said. "He’s got a torn (labrum) right now that needs surgery that he’s going to try and play without the surgery. He’s wearing a protective shoulder brace so it doesn’t get popped out. It was something that happened back in like August, September really early. His arm got jerked up. So he’s been battling and dealing with that. But he’s still coming to practice. He’s still able to play, but I know he’s in some pain there.”

As for senior forward Will Yeguete, who underwent surgery this past spring on his knee, his timetable to return may be sooner than expected.

“I would say Will is farther along right now," Donovan said. "We’re hopeful in a couple weeks we could get him back into practice on a limited basis."

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:02pm]

    

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