Kentucky spring practice got off to a rough start.
The Wildcats had an injury scare in the first practice of the spring season this morning when Chris Westry collided with Justin Rigg. The tight end was sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
“It was very unfortunate,” Mark Stoops said at this morning’s press conference. “It looks like Chris will be just fine. Justin took a pretty big shot and we wanted to take him to the hospital.”
Rigg suffered a lacerated kidney in his freshman season. When the sophomore shared stomach complaints following the collision, the UK staff immediately called for an ambulance. Stoops said, “everything checked out fine,” in Rigg’s preliminary tests. He will update the tight end’s status tomorrow morning.
Stoops also reported there will be three significant playmakers missing spring practice in its entirety — wide receiver Dorian Baker, cornerback Derrick Baity and tight end C.J. Conrad.
Baker’s rehab is going according to schedule. The wide receiver is now running and has added hard cuts to his regimen. Conrad had a shoulder issue along with foot surgery that will keep him out until the summer. Baity will be able to participate in a limited capacity in individual drills following offseason shoulder surgery.