Gators center Horford has high-ankle sprain

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- No. 5 Florida, expected to get forward
Corey Brewer back after he missed three games with mononucleosis,
might be without another frontcourt player.

Center Al Horford has a high-ankle sprain and is questionable
for Sunday's game against Florida A&M in Tampa.

"It's something that can really last a long time," coach Billy
Donovan said Wednesday.

Horford, averaging 12.2 points and 6.8 rebounds, injured his
ankle during practice Monday while diving for a loose ball.

"It was really kind of a freak thing," Donovan said.

Horford was wearing a protective boot Wednesday and did not
practice. Donovan said his ankle wasn't swollen and he didn't have
any pain, but he said the 6-foot-10 junior will sit out practice
again Thursday before getting re-evaluated.

After playing Florida A&M, the defending national champion
Gators face Stetson next Wednesday and then host No. 4 Ohio State
on Dec. 23.

Brewer missed two weeks of practice but has been cleared to play
against the Rattlers. Forward Joakim Noah also has been slowed by a
respiratory infection.

"There's no question between the illnesses, the mono and Al,
we're fighting through some of this stuff right now," Donovan
said. "But we'll keep moving through it and keep trying to get our
younger guys better."