Florida Basketball Update: Chandler Parsons injured, Gators rise in polls
After a week that saw Florida blow out South Carolina on the road and edge Tennessee at home, the Gators have risen in the polls again.
Florida is now ranked No. 14 in the AP Poll and No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
The Gators' next game will be a road contest against the LSU Tigers Feb. 20 at 1:00 p.m. on ESPN.
Chandler Parsons injured
Early in the first half of Florida's 61-60 victory against the Volunteers, Parsons collided with Alex Tyus while both players were fighting for a rebound.
Parsons was noticeably shaken by the play and he ran stiffly for the rest of the night, scoring just three points and grabbing just three rebounds.
Head coach Billy Donovan said that Parsons is now on crutches after suffering a deep thigh bruise that is bleeding.
"I would say he's out right now," Donovan said. "For how long, I don't know, but I don't envision him practicing until at least possibly Thursday or Friday, maybe.
"And how well he responds over the next three or four days will determine whether or not he can play on Sunday."
After seeing how a limited Parsons hurt the Gators against Tennessee, this eight-day break couldn't have come at a better time for Florida.
Bradley Beal is a McDonald's All-American
Bradley Beal, who was named the MVP of the 2010 U17 FIBA World Championship in Germany, hails from Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis, Missouri.