Wilbekin diagnosed with high ankle sprain

The high ankle sprain is becoming familiar to the Florida point guards. Scottie Wilbekin rolled his right ankle on Monday night at Connecticut and didn't return to the game. The school announced on Tuesday that he suffered a high ankle sprain.

The Scottie Wilbekin injury comes just two weeks after freshman point guard Kasey Hill suffered a high ankle sprain against Southern. Hill hasn't returned but could be back on the floor when Florida hosts Kansas on December 10.

The timetable for Wilbekin isn't as clear. His X-rays came back negative, but the high ankle sprain diagnosis leaves plenty of ambiguity. There's no timetable on when Wilbekin will be able to return.

When Hill suffered his high ankle sprain, Billy Donovan said immediately after the game that the training staff expected him to be out for one month. The school also announced on Monday night that Wilbekin left the arena without crutches or a boot.

After the Gators face Kansas on December 10, they travel to New York City to face Memphis on December 17. Florida faces Fresno State in Sunrise on December 21. Those three games in the next 25 days will give Wilbekin time to ease back from the injury.

If Hill and Wilbekin both miss the Kansas game, it would be the second time this season the Gators play without a true point guard on the roster. When Hill suffered his injury and Wilbekin was suspended, the Gators pulled off a 79-59 win over Middle Tennessee, but the offense totaled just 10 assists on 25 field goals and didn't have the ball movement Donovan wanted.

The Kansas game will present a unique challenge if Donovan is forced to play without Hill and Wilbekin.


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