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Gators' top RB Wynn has sprained knee, may still play

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida running back DeShawn Wynn has a
sprained right knee but still might play Saturday when the
fifth-ranked Gators host No. 9 LSU.

Wynn, the team's leading rusher with 354 yards and three
touchdowns, injured his knee Saturday against Alabama. Tests
revealed no damage, but coach Urban Meyer held Wynn out of
practice Monday.

"There's a chance he'll play," Meyer said. "It was sore, very
sore. The one good thing is treatment will help it. Some injuries,
like a high ankle sprain, treatment doesn't necessarily help it,
but treatment will help this."

If Wynn can't play, sophomore Kestahn Moore will start. The
Gators also should have dynamic freshman Percy Harvin back.

Harvin, averaging more than 10 yards a carry and 18 yards a
reception, suffered a high ankle sprain Sept. 16 against Tennessee
and has played one play since.

"I've coached football for a long time and high ankle sprains
are a bad deal," Meyer said. "We knew last week he would be very
limited, if at all. … This week I'm understanding it should be
pretty close to 100 percent. I'm 99 percent sure he'll play this
week."

Wynn was injured early in the third quarter after making a nice
cut and gaining 15 yards to midfield, where he was tackled by
Alabama's Jeremy Clark.

Wynn stayed on the ground, was attended to by team doctors and
eventually left the field without assistance. He did not return,
finishing with 50 yards on 12 carries in the 28-13 victory.

He has missed time throughout his up-and-down career with
various injuries. His health could be a key to Florida's upcoming
stretch against LSU, No. 2 Auburn and 10th-ranked Georgia.