Florida is expected to have a full set of players this weekend but doesn't know how much its newly healthy ones will contribute in the drive toward an SEC title.
With Will Yeguete and Michael Frazier II cleared to return, the eighth-ranked Gators will try to maintain sole possession of the conference lead by knocking off visiting Alabama on Saturday.
Florida (22-5, 12-3) had all of its players practicing Thursday for the first time since Oct. 12, with Yeguete and Frazier back on the court.
Yeguete, averaging 6.0 points and 6.3 rebounds, was initially expected to miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing knee surgery Feb. 8, but has recovered faster than expected. Frazier, a freshman averaging 6.4 points, sat out Tuesday's 64-58 loss at Tennessee because of a concussion.
Without them, Billy Donovan essentially went with a six-man rotation and, not surprisingly, the Gators seemed to wear down in the second half. Casey Prather appeared to suffer a concussion late in that...