After starting out his senior season scoring 50-plus points in six of his first 12 games, Kentucky signee Dontaie Allen landed awkwardly on a fall that resulted in a knee injury on December 22nd.
With the severity of the injury in question, Allen went through testing to determine whether or not a torn MCL was in question.
The first run of testing came back negative and all looked fine.
Per Pendleton County coach Keaton Belcher, Wildcats star Dontaie Allen is OK after awkward fall caused him to miss much of Pendleton County’s game against Cooper last night. He went to UK Medical, and X-rays looking for an MCL tear were negative. He is expected to be OK for AIT.
— Zack Klemme (@zklemmeADI) December 23, 2018
He even sent out a tweet after results came back telling everyone everything was going to be okay.
To everyone asking, I‘m okay. There are no serious injuries, thank you all & thank God??
— Dontaie A11en (@dontaieallen11) December 23, 2018
This afternoon, however, concerns returned for the four-star Kentucky signee, as his leg stiffened up and he was seen limping “badly.” As a result, another MRI was scheduled for this evening at the UK Medical Center.
The following is an update on Kentucky signee Dontaie Allen, per his coach @KeatonBelcher. It’s looking like Dontaie will be out this week with a knee injury. He’s limping badly from his injury against Cooper on December 22nd. An MRI is scheduled tonight for re-evaluation at UK.
— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) December 26, 2018
Luckily for Allen and the Big Blue Nation, it looks like everything is going to be just fine long-term for the future Wildcat.
According to David Sisk of Rivals.com, Pendleton County head coach Keaton Belcher says “everything looks normal” following his follow-up MRI.
Dontaie Allen had another MRI tonight after taking in a UK practice. Here is the text from his Head Coach, @KeatonBelcher.
“Everything looks normal as far as the Dr. can see. Needs to continue resting, ice, and take Ibuprofen.”
Adds he is day to day but not playing tomorrow.
— David Sisk (@CoachDavidSisk) December 27, 2018
He will not play tomorrow in the Ashland Invitational Tournament, but the future Wildcat will return to the floor sooner rather than later.