Calipari met with the media for his pre-Auburn press conference this afternoon and Willie Cauley-Stein’s bad knee was the hot topic. Calipari said it’s an old injury, one Willie suffered in junior high, and he probably could’ve continued playing on it with a sleeve over the knee but they decided to go ahead and get it taken care of now. They’re presuming he won’t play against Auburn.
Cal said other guys will have to step up — he named Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood — and play in Cauley-Stein’s absence and they’ll just have to adjust to not being as big and long without him.
“It’s all good,” he said. “We’re just one short for a short while.”