Erik Murphy injury: Gators forward's status uncertain

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Florida Gators forward Erik Murphy has be battling headaches and nausea, according to head coach Billy Donovan. Will he be able to play in Wednesday's game against the Wisconsin Badgers?

The status of Florida Gators forward Erik Murphy is up in the air as the Gators prepare for Wednesday's game against the Wisconsin Badgers. Murphy missed practice on Monday with an undisclosed illness. Gators coach Billy Donovan says that Murphy has been dealing with headaches and has been nauseous.

Donovan has said that he would like to have Murphy in a position to play in Wednesday's game, but he is concerned that Murphy has missed too much time from a scouting report and preparation standpoint:

"He missed all of (Monday) to begin with," Donovan said. "He hasn't watched any film. He hasn't been been through any of the walkthrough, what we've done defensively, offensively. So he's got a lot to catch up on."

Murphy scored 15 points in the team's first game against the Alabama St. Hornets, shooting 3 for 6 from three-point range. If Murphy cannot go on Wednesday night, the Gators could be more shorthanded with Scottie Wilbekin suspended for violating team rules and Casey Prather out with a concussion.

The Gators play the Badgers at the O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla. on Wednesday night with tip off scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and will be broadcast on AM-850 and 103.7 FM

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