Jan 10, 2018; Gainesville, FL, USA;Florida Gators guard Jalen Hudson (3) shoots in the act of getting fouled by Mississippi State Bulldogs forward Aric Holman (35) and shoots and one during the second half at Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Gator Men’s Basketball Slowly Reaching Full Health

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.

Health issues

  • 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.

What’s Next

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.

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