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Patric Young Injury Update: Florida Gators Center Is 'Expected To Play Saturday,' According To Report

Florida's leading rebounder has tendinitis in his ankle, but will probably play Saturday against LSU.

Florida Gators center Patric Young "is in considerable pain," reports Antonya English of the Tampa Bay Times, but he "is expected to play Saturday" against the LSU Tigers. That info comes straight from coach Billy Donovan, who said Wednesday, "There's nothing there for him that's going to keep him out of games or prevent him from playing."

Young is a key player for Florida, ranking No. 1 on the team in rebounding (6.9 per game), No. 2 in shot-blocking (1.1 per game), and No. 4 in scoring (11.4 per game).

Florida's medical staff diagnosed Young with tendinitis in his ankle, reports Kevin Brockway of

It's possible Young will come off the bench for the second straight game Saturday against LSU, though Donovan has yet to officially make that decision. If he indeed benches Young, Will Yeguete would start in Young's place.

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