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Florida’s Casey Prather Down, Injuries Starting to Pile Up for the Gators

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Casey Prather will likely not play for the Florida Gators for who knows how long, thanks to a possible high ankle sprain. Unfortunately for this very talented team, the injuries continue to pile up.

Prather started the season off on the bench because of a concussion. Then, Erik Murphy was said to would miss games because of his ribs, but has luckily not skipped a beat, other than not playing against Yale. Senior Mike Rosario missed the Gators’ last game against the LSU Tigers because of a high ankle sprain.

Florida has won its first two SEC games in convincing fashion, but if the injuries keep coming, they will eventually catch up to this team. The Gators are known for their well-balanced attack on both sides of the court. Well, the Gators took a hit on both sides of the court, with both Rosario and Prather going down.

Rosario is averaging 12.3 points per game on the year, which is good enough for second best on the team. Prather is averaging 6.8 points per game, but he is one of the biggest defensive threats for Billy Donovan’s team.

Up next, Florida will play the Texas A&M Aggies. This will not be an easy game for Florida, especially if Prather and Rosario are out. The Aggies just got done beating the Kentucky Wildcats behind Elston Turner’s 40 point performance.

Who knows when Prather or Rosario will be back, but both of them will be essential for the Gators to win against the Missouri Tigers on Jan. 19.


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