Florida PG Andrew Nembhard injures knee, reportedly avoids major damage

By Adam Silverstein
August 22, 2019
Florida PG Andrew Nembhard injures knee, reportedly avoids major damage
Basketball

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An expected preseason top 10 team loaded with talent and facing its best opportunity at a Final Four run in years, the Florida Gators could not afford to lose their floor general as the 2019-20 season approaches. Luckily for Florida, it looks like they avoided disaster this week.

Sophomore point guard Andrew Nembhard, who is spending his offseason playing for the Canadian basketball team as it prepares for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, suffered a knee injury this week while playing in Australia. He had to be helped off the court after colliding with another player in the first quarter of a tune-up game and failing to leave under his own power.

It was revealed late Wednesday that the injury to Nembhard’s right knee is “not a long-term situation” and will not affect his upcoming season with the Gators, according to SportsNet reporter Michael Grange. Florida opens the 2019-20 season in in just over two months.

Nembard averaged 8.0 points, 5.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game as a freshman last season and returns to the team after testing NBA waters in the offseason.

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