After initially indicating it would be "pushing it" to have junior forward Erik Murphy back for his team's Wednesday game against Arizona, Florida head coach Bill Donovan said Murphy is good to go.
The news was first reported by the Associated Press.
Murphy sustained a torn meniscus in his right knee in practice Nov. 24, and missed games against Jacksonville, Stetson and No. 3 Syracuse.
Donovan says Murphy worked out Sunday and felt fine after running. He says Murphy will have limited contact in practice Monday and Tuesday, adding that a setback is the only thing that would prevent Murphy from playing against the Wildcats.
So the possibility remains Murphy still won't play against 6-2 Arizona. The Gators are 5-2, coming off a close loss on the road to Syracuse Friday night. Murphy is big to Florida's system because he's a 6-10 guy who can step out and shoot; he's a matchup problem for a lot of teams, and with him on the floor, the Gators are much more dynamic.
Murphy missed the team's previous three games with a right-knee injury. He is averaging 10 points and four rebounds per game this season.