The Gator men’s basketball team is slowly working their way back to full health. Three players are clear to participate in non-contact practice. Head coach Mike White gave an update Tuesday on the injury status of his team.
- Freshman forward Chase Johnson is now allowed to participate in non-contact practice. Johnson has been dealing with multiple concussions that have kept him off of the court since November 23rd. Freshman forward Isaiah Stokes will also participate in non-contact practice. Stokes has yet to play a game this season.
- Senior center John Egbunu will participate in non-contact practice. Egbunu has been out all season. The team is hopeful he will return to the court this month.
- Freshman Deaundrae Ballard is back and expects to play in Wednesday’s game.
- Sophomore Gorjok Gak is doubtful to play. Gak suffered a concussion in Saturday’s game against Ole Miss.
Coach White acknowledges that training and work still have to be done to get his players back in shape.
Mike White said Egbunu looks "enormous" but needs to get back in game shape. Said it looks like they just signed two defensive lineman in Stokes and Egbunu.
— Jake Winderman (@jakewinderman) January 16, 2018
Florida will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Ole Miss and send a healthier team to the court. The Gators will host the Arkansas Razorbacks Wednesday night. The Game will start at 7:00.