GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Mike White said guard Canyon Barry is “questionable” and “50-50” to play Wednesday at LSU due to a sprained ankle.
Barry injured his ankle in practice Monday after scoring a basket and landing on a teammate’s foot.
The Gators’ sixth man, Barry ranks second on the team in scoring at 12.4 points per game.
“Just questionable. (Team athletic trainer Duke Werner) honestly thought a couple hours ago (it is) probably 50-50 whether he plays or not,” White said Tuesday afternoon. “I mean, he sprained it. There was swelling. I saw it yesterday. He was off to a good start in practice too. Disappointing for him and for our team, of course. He actually sprained it on a score, got to the basket and made a floater and landed on somebody’s foot.”
White wasn’t sure if it was a high-ankle sprain or not. He was just thankful there was some hope that Barry might be available Wednesday night as the No. 25 Gators (14-5, 5-2 SEC) look to snap a two-game losing streak while visiting the Tigers (9-9, 1-6).
“I’m glad Duke thought that there’s maybe an outside chance that he plays, so hopefully we’re not looking at an extended period of time where we’ll miss him,” White said.