Florida’s Billy Donovan on Michael Frazier’s status for Thursday: ‘Out right now’

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Florida will be without their leading scorer Michael Frazier II for an unspecified amount of time, head coach Billy Donovan announced on Monday.

Frazier injured his right ankle during Saturday night’s loss to No. 1 Kentucky in Gainesville. He tried to play on the injury in the second half, but managed just six ineffective minutes.

“I would say out right now,” Donovan said when asked about Frazier’s status for Thursday’s game against Ole Miss. “It looks like a high-ankle sprain right now. It is really hard with these things because there is not a lot of swelling in a high-ankle sprain. It is less than 48 hours from the game, but my feeling right now is he will be out. He is in a boot right now.”

“It could be a couple days, it could be three days, it could be a week. We don’t know until we see how he responds to treatment.”

Losing Frazier now is a huge blow for Florida, who played their best game of a disappointing season in that loss on Saturday. Frazier is averaging 13.2 points and scored 27 points the last time the Gators played Ole Miss.

Florida, at 12-11 on the year, is a longshot to make the NCAA tournament.