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Injury status of Florida’s Kerry Blackshear Jr. for Thursday game vs. Georgia

Kerry Blackshear Jr. is a question mark for the SEC Tournament as he recovers from a wrist injury.

Kerry Blackshear Jr. of the Florida Gators shoots against Justin Bean of the Utah State Aggies during the second half of the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic at BB&T Center on December 21, 2019 in Sunrise, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Florida Gators senior forward Kerry Black Blackshear Jr. may not be available for the team’s first SEC Tournament game against the Georgia Bulldogs on Thursday with a wrist injury. He played just 12 minutes in the regular season finale against the Kentucky Wildcats and was diagnosed with a sprained wrist ligament.

Florida will not lose or gain much from the SEC Tournament, so the Gators could play it smart and sit Blackshear out the whole conference tournament to get him ready for next week because they’ll need him to make a run. He is the team’s second leading scorer at 12.8 points per game and the leading rebounder with 7.5 boards.

Florida swept the season series against Georgia with a 68-54 victory on March 4 over the Bulldogs. In his last full game, Blackshear played 31 minutes and scored eight points with six rebounds.

Florida is an eight-point favorite, and the point total has been set at 142 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Florida struggled this season against the spread at 13-18 heading into the game. The winner will advance to play Mississippi State on Friday.

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