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.