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The latest on Kentucky’s injured players

What’s the latest on Kentucky’s injured players heading into tomorrow’s game vs. Vanderbilt?

John Calipari refused to say who would or would not play tomorrow, but did divulge that Quade Green has not practiced so far this week. After missing Tuesday night’s game vs. Texas A&M with back problems, Green underwent treatment on his back yesterday. Calipari said the team is practicing today at 12:45 p.m., at which time he’ll have a better idea if Quade can go after that.

Meanwhile, there was no update on Tai Wynyard (back) or Jarred Vanderbilt (foot), who started practicing with the team earlier this week, but Calipari did say that Jemarl Baker (knee) has started rehabbing. Baker had a minor procedure done on his left knee back in late October.

“He’s started rehab,” Cal said. “I don’t know what that means. I don’t have an answer for you.”

Well, alright. Let’s hope Quade practices today.

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7 responses to “The latest on Kentucky’s injured players”

  1. meeksfor3

    He only had a minor procedure in October but he is just now starting rehab?

    1. JTHinton

      A TON of weird things going on with injury

    2. timewilltell

      My thoughts too

    3. GM1978

      I had ‘minor’ knee work at that same age, which caused a ton of swelling and put the actual rehab schedule behind months…ended baseball career

      It’s definitely not uncommon

  2. kingrex

    Usually a “minor” procedure on the knee has to do with a meniscus tear. If they just cut out the torn part then guys return quickly. You sometimes see that in the NFL where a guy has a procedure and is able to go the next Sunday. That’s all well and good except once you run out of meniscus then you’re screwed.

    If they sew up torn meniscus then you have to stay off of it for a couple of months to let it heal. There isn’t a lot of blood flow to this cushioning area of the knee so you can’t do much until you wait it out. This is my guess for Baker since he’s just starting activity after the procedure a few months ago.

    I’m no doctor but I’ve had knee issues so there’s my take.

    1. Rembrandt

      I had surgery on both knees. Every situation is different. The shortest time from a knee scope to a return to athletic action is really about three weeks. Can be longer, but depends on what they do to you and how you heal. I will still be surprised if Baker plays this year.

      The bigger concern is Green. Back injuries are tricky. They can’t do without Green, because they can’t finish the season with two guards. I think we have finally established that Kevin Knox is not a guard. Jarred Vanderbilt isn’t a guard either. If Green is out, Brad is the third guard.

  3. mikeintn

    I had knee surgery last year, repaired meniscus and replaced acl, my doctor told me 6 months for it to completely heal, I’m sure the acl is what took longer to heal, probably not smart but I did go back and start playing some ball at 4 months, they are just going to make sure Baker is completely healed up.