GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida point guard Chris Chiozza could be back in time for the season opener.

Chiozza sprained his left shoulder in the team’s exhibition game at Jacksonville on Thursday night. Further tests Friday determined he will miss seven to 10 days, meaning he could return for eighth-ranked Florida’s opener against Gardner-Webb on Nov. 13.

Chiozza injured his shoulder in the first minute of the exhibition. He headed to the bench, tried to return and ended up in the locker room. He eventually returned to the bench but did not get back on the floor.

The senior averaged 7.2 points, 3.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds last season in a backup role. He is expected to be the primary ball-handler for the Gators this season.


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