Scottie Wilbekin injury: Gators PG diagnosed with high ankle sprain

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Florida got bad news on Tuesday: Scottie Wilbekin's ankle sprain is actually a high ankle sprain.

Scottie Wilbekin's injury is a high ankle sprain, though X-rays on his ankle were negative, Florida announced Tuesday.

Wilbekin turned his ankle while awkwardly landing on UConn guard Ryan Boatright's foot late in Florida's 65-64 loss to the Huskies on Monday. He would leave the floor and the game, and would not return. Wilbekin did eventually leave Gampel Pavilion without crutches or a boot, however.

A 247Sports thread features a plugged-in poster saying that Wilbekin will be "full go" for next Tuesday's showdown with Kansas (and that Kasey Hill may be able to contribute in that game) is heartening, but a high ankle sprain is what has Hill sidelined, and Billy Donovan's immediate timetable for Hill's recovery was a month.

It's possible, and perhaps likely, that Wilbekin's got a more moderate sprain than Hill did, but returning from a high ankle sprain in one week is a rather unlikely trick, even if Wilbekin's certainly the sort of hard worker who might be able to pull it off.

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