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Daryl Collins to have surgery today

Daryl Collins has had September 1, 2011 circled on his calendar for a while now. Today was to be the day one of Kentucky’s most touted freshmen stepped on the field for the Wildcats for the first time. But after suffering a season-ending knee injury in practice last week, Collins will be spending today on an operating table instead. Collins will undergo surgery today to repair a dislocated right kneecap while his teammates are in Nashville opening up the season.

The staff has been very high on Collins’ since day one, calling him the next in line for Randall Cobb’s throne. Even Cobb himself praised the UK freshman for his athleticism and work ethic. Now, we’ll all have to wait until next season for his debut. Hopefully this injury isn’t one that will affect him on down the road.

Keep D.C. in your thoughts and prayers as he goes under the knife and begins that dreaded rehab process.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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4 Comments for Daryl Collins to have surgery today

  1. SagaciousMind
    11:36 am September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I’ve never suffered any knee injuries, so which is harder to come back from? Dislocated kneecap or torn ACL? It sucks he cant be on the field this year. Hope he heals and with a years experience and learning the system, he can be a big contributor next year.

    11:38 am September 1, 2011 Permalink

    Good luck and God Bless Daryl! Will keep you in my prayers!
    GO CATS!!!

  3. jon
    1:14 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t know what is involved in repairing a dislocated knee cap. Having just recovered from ACL reconstruction though, I can say that any rehab is about focus and dedication. If Darren Johnson is doing the surgery and DC doesn’t do anything his therapist doesn’t clear him for, he will be fine.

  4. the drifter
    2:11 pm September 1, 2011 Permalink

    1 – Torn ACL is much worse. I had a dislocated knee cap about 15 years ago and didn’t have surgery, but rehabed it for 6 weeks after wearing a brace for several weeks. Then I had another dislocated kneecap about a month ago and just had surgery (arthroscopic)on it two weeks ago. I’m already walking around fairly normally, but was told not to run or particate in sports for two months.