The Florida Gators haven’t been completely healthy most of this season, which is pretty impressive given the fact that the are the fifth-best team in the nation. During Saturday nights win against Arkansas they lost another, this time it was freshman guard Michael Frazier II.
Frazier and fellow Gator Scottie Wilbekin collided going after a loose ball. The freshman guard was unconscious for a brief period, but was able to respond to trainers before being helped off the court. As you can tell from the photo above, Frazier wasn’t completely with it. To be injured on a hustle play like that, with the game in hand is a rough blow for the team.
Head coach Billy Donovan said after the game via the Tampa Bay Times:
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 the best three-point percentage on the Gators at almost 49-percent, 43-88. The 6’4″ guard averages 6.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game. He definitely gives Florida a spark off the bench.
Florida must go on the road Wednesday night to play a Tennessee team that has won the last five games straight. They will be without forward Will Yeguete as well, who is recovering from knee surgery.
Coach Donovan likes to run with an eight player rotation, he will have to rely on some of his other young players to step up until the other players become healthy.
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