Yeguete out with a concussion

February, 11, 2012
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Will Yeguete suffered a concussion against Tennessee on Saturday and Florida coach Billy Donovan said the sophomore forward will be out indefinitely.

Yeguete hit his head on the padding at the base of the basket after getting knocked down while attempting to get a rebound six minutes into UF's 75-70 loss to Tennessee at the O'Connell Center. Donovan said Yeguete lost consciousness for a brief moment, and he also suffered a cut above his right eye that required 8-10 stitches to close.

"[Yeguete] wasn't even awake when I was over there," Donovan said. "I was a little concerned there, and finally he woke up. He didn't know where he was at, and then he rolled over and he had a lot of blood coming out of his eye."

Donovan said Yeguete failed a concussion test in the locker room. He would have to pass the test before he could be cleared to practice.

Yeguete is the top reserve to center Patric Young and was averaging 4.7 points and a team-best 6.4 rebounds heading into Saturday's game. He also had a team-high 30 blocks.

Florida (19-6, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) plays at Alabama on Tuesday and at Arkansas on Saturday.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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