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Minor injury knocks Art Collector out of upcoming Kentucky Derby; Tiz the Law enters as big favorite

Bruce Lunsford’s homebred colt Art Collector, winner of the Blue Grass Stakes (GII) on July 11, was declared out of the 146th Kentucky Derby on Tuesday morning because of a minor injury to his left front. The son of Bernardini nicked the bulb of his left front heel with a hind hoof while galloping Monday at Churchill Downs. Because of horse racing strict medication rules, the horse could not be treated...

Willie Cauley-Stein still doubtful Saturday despite day-to-day improvements on ankle

Willie Cauley-Stein talked with reporters Friday for the first time since his ankle injury against Louisville in the Sweet 16. He is still doubtful to play Saturday against Wisconsin. (Photo by James Pennington)   ARLINGTON, Texas — Willie Cauley-Stein has shed the boot he’s been wearing on his left ankle since leaving Kentucky’s Sweet 16 win over Louisville on March 28, but he still hobbled...

Willie Cauley-Stein ‘doubtful’ Sunday after overnight evaluation, John Calipari said

INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein is doubtful to play in Sunday’s regional final against Michigan, Kentucky coach John Calipari said Saturday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Cauley-Stein suffered a left ankle injury early in Friday’s 74-69 win over Louisville in the Sweet 16 and did not return. Cauley-Stein was running down the floor and planted on his...

Willie Cauley-Stein 'doubtful' Sunday after overnight evaluation, John Calipari said

INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein is doubtful to play in Sunday’s regional final against Michigan, Kentucky coach John Calipari said Saturday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Cauley-Stein suffered a left ankle injury early in Friday’s 74-69 win over Louisville in the Sweet 16 and did not return. Cauley-Stein was running down the floor and planted on his...

Willie Cauley-Stein injury casts shadow over Cats’ win against Louisville in Sweet Sixteen

INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein left Friday’s Sweet 16 win over Louisville in the first half with a left ankle injury, and with that left the most imposing single piece in Kentucky’s defense for the rest of Friday’s game and perhaps more. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Kentucky did not disclose the severity or type of injury to Cauley-Stein;...

Willie Cauley-Stein injury casts shadow over Cats' win against Louisville in Sweet Sixteen

INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein left Friday’s Sweet 16 win over Louisville in the first half with a left ankle injury, and with that left the most imposing single piece in Kentucky’s defense for the rest of Friday’s game and perhaps more. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Kentucky did not disclose the severity or type of injury to Cauley-Stein;...

Andrew Harrison’s hyperextended elbow won’t keep him from playing Sunday, he says

ST. LOUIS — Kentucky point guard Andrew Harrison hyperextended his arm near the end of the No. 8-seeded Wildcats’ 56-49 win over No. 9 Kansas State in their NCAA Tournament opener Friday, but he said he didn’t expect the injury would affect his status heading in to a round-of-32 matchup against No. 1 Wichita State on Sunday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Harrison suffered the...

Andrew Harrison's hyperextended elbow won't keep him from playing Sunday, he says

ST. LOUIS — Kentucky point guard Andrew Harrison hyperextended his arm near the end of the No. 8-seeded Wildcats’ 56-49 win over No. 9 Kansas State in their NCAA Tournament opener Friday, but he said he didn’t expect the injury would affect his status heading in to a round-of-32 matchup against No. 1 Wichita State on Sunday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Harrison suffered the...

Mark Stoops: Alex Montgomery out for year, suffered torn ACL on touchdown celebration

Kentucky wide receiver Alexander Montgomery will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL suffered celebrating a touchdown Saturday against Alabama State, coach Mark Stoops announced Monday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   Montgomery, a 6-2 freshman from Weston, Fla, scored his second career touchdown on a six-yard pass from Jalen Whitlow on the first play of the second quarter....

Injuries finally pile up for Kentucky as it finishes historic top-20 schedule stretch

Kentucky quarterback Maxwell Smith was forced into Saturday’s 48-7 loss to Alabama because of Jalen Whitlow’s first-quarter ankle sprain. | Photo by James Pennington   After Kentucky’s 41-7 win over Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 7, it left the relative comfort of the win and immediately jumped into the most daunting gauntlet in the program’s history. The Wildcats had never played top-20...

Kentucky QB Jalen Whitlow injured ankle
in first quarter, will not return vs. Alabama

Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow was carried off the field after injuring his left ankle in the first quarter against Alabama. | Photo by James Pennington   Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow injured his left ankle in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against No. 1 Alabama. X-rays on his ankle were negative, but UK announced that he will not return. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”] Whitlow...

Kentucky QB Jalen Whitlow injured ankle in first quarter, will not return vs. Alabama

Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow was carried off the field after injuring his left ankle in the first quarter against Alabama. | Photo by James Pennington   Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow injured his left ankle in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against No. 1 Alabama. X-rays on his ankle were negative, but UK announced that he will not return. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”] Whitlow...