While the Kentucky football team prepares for their annual Spring Game, we know of at least one player who will not be participating under the lights tomorrow afternoon.
After practice today, senior linebacker Kash Daniel told Big Blue Insider’s Curtis Burch that he will be sitting out due to “precautionary” reasons.
“I’m actually not playing,” he said. “It’s going to be different, but I’m still healing up from the season, so it’s precautionary for me. It’s good for me to not go out and bang while I’m not 100%.”
While he won’t be playing, Daniel said he would be serving as an assistant coach on the sideline, coaching up his defensive players and letting them have a little bit of fun.
“I’m looking forward to coaching the guys up and seeing DeAndre (Square), Chris (Oats), and everybody on defense to go and do their thing.”
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Kash Daniel will miss the Blue-White Spring Game tomorrow night. He said he is still healing up from the season and it is "precautionary" pic.twitter.com/sJ5KfplB9d
— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) April 11, 2019
When asked to follow-up on Daniel’s status, Kentucky linebackers coach Jon Sumrall said he just wanted to make sure his star middle linebacker was good to go when the games actually count this fall.
“We want to make sure he plays on Saturdays in the fall,” he said. “Everything’s fine with him, there’s nothing ‘wrong.’ It’s just a matter of, you’ve got a veteran player who’s played a lot of football and there’s no point in beating him up.”
The Blue-White Scrimmage will kick off at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night at Kroger Field.