Kentucky’s banged up quarterback doesn’t feel quite so bad after a week of rest. Sawyer Smith told the media after Wednesday’s practice that he feels much better after the Bye Week.
“I feel good. Time for healing is everything,” Smith said. “A little bit of ice, a little bit of heat, so I’m feeling a little better.”
Players missing game action are typically not permitted to speak to the media. Smith has returned to practice but he did not share whether or not he will play against Arkansas Saturday night.
“I’ve been practicing all week. I’m ready for the game. Any questions about injuries go to Coach Stoops, Coach Gran and Coach Hinshaw. I’m not a doctor. I’m out here playing football and having fun with it.”
During his restful Bye Week, Smith was a part of the game-planning process in the film room. During practices he took in the action from the sideline and lent tips to Lynn Bowden whenever the wide receiver asked. Smith seems to believe Bowden is more than capable of handling the quarterback duties if his number is called.
“Lynn’s fun to watch out there,” Smith said. “He can throw it. He can run it. He can do whatever you want. He’s back there, doing a good job with it. He’s handling everything well.”