ATHENS — J.J. Frazier is expected to be able to play for Georgia at LSU on Tuesday night, but his migraine headache had not gone away as of Sunday.
Frazier played through the migraine on Saturday and helped lead the Bulldogs to an overtime win over Arkansas. Frazier had a game-high 26 points, playing 35 minutes, hitting the game-tying basket in regulation and making two free throws in the final seconds of overtime.
“I haven’t seen him today. But it wasn’t gone yesterday,” head coach Mark Fox said. “But I anticipate by gametime he should be fine.”
Georgia’s game at LSU tips off at 9 p.m. ET. The Bulldogs practiced Sunday, but Frazier didn’t do much.
“Not really,” Fox said when asked if Frazier practiced. “I’d say lightly with some shooting, but not really.”
Meanwhile, fellow junior Juwan Parker continues to be a long way from being able to play. Parker has yet to play because of an Achilles problem, which caused him to miss about half of last season. It’s looked for awhile that Parker would take a medical redshirt, but with Georgia (11-6 overall, 4-3 in the SEC) trying to get back to the NCAA tournament, Fox has held out some hope.
“It was funny, watching our team and we think Juwan could have made a huge difference in our team right now,” Fox said of the 6-foot-5 Parker, who started 14 games last season at small forward. “Thought about trying to make a real push with him last week physically. But he’s not any better. And so he can’t manage the volume of a practice yet without pain. So he’s a long way away.”