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Mon. October 11, 2010 | Eduardo A. Encina

After being without two of its top players for most of the past two games, the Plant football team hopes to get RB/DE James Wilder Jr. and OT Tony Posada back for Friday's game against Spoto.

Wilder, an FSU commit who has been out of action since injuring his left ankle in the Panthers' 17-0 loss to Armwood two Fridays ago, will start rehab on his ankle today, Plant coach Robert Weiner said. The ankle was immobilized in a boot last week and Wilder did some light therapy. After two days of rehab, Weiner said they will make a call on whether Wilder will return to practice Wednesday. If he does and all goes well, he should be a go for Friday.

"Most of the time across the board physically is a kid can't practice on Wednesday, then he's probably not ready for Friday," Weiner said.

Posada, a Michigan commit who has missed the past two games with an MCL sprain, planned on going to the doctor today. If cleared, he can return to practice immediately.

-- EDUARDO A. ENCINA (; Twitter: @EddieHometeam)

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