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“It’s all good. We’re just one short for a short while.”

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.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

29 Comments for “It’s all good. We’re just one short for a short while.”



  1. NIT
    2:46 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Here we come…



  2. ukmoxie
    2:50 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Its just an old chalk drawing injury. He’ll be fine.



  3. Simple Stuff
    2:54 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Back in the day they would rub some dity on it, use some linimint, and tape it up…… these kids, spoiled I tell you!



  4. RealCatsFan
    2:56 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    That title makes me picture Cal donning his best Alfred E. Neuman face while saying, “what, me worry?”



  5. Billy Gillespie
    2:56 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    walk it off …punk



  6. bigbluejon
    2:59 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Coach Cal– WCS is gone in 3 months. Why in the heck would you tell him to get surgery NOW? We’re 1 or 2 bad losses away from the NIT. And you pick NOW for surgery?



  7. lonnieb
    3:02 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Are you really questioning the surgery. Im sure he just got it scoped…..no big deal…..his career is way more important than this season……#6 ou are the problem with UK fans…..that thought process is exactly why its embarrassing for me to always have to defend and say not all UK fans are stupid



  8. DoubleZeroMostel
    3:04 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    I understand this decision, I don’t like it, but I understand it. WCS will be in the NBA someday, maybe next year, maybe the year after. Either way, as a Coach, I would hate for the young man to try to play on a bum knee only to futher injur himself and potentially ruin his career before it began.



  9. RG III
    3:06 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    I wish Coach Cal was in charge of the Redskins



  10. Did I miss something?
    3:06 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    What about twany beckham? Is he really so far down the depth chart that he’s not even mentioned?



  11. bigbluejon
    3:08 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    7+8) I understand that, but with 1-and-dones you gotta milk ’em for all there worth. A injury from junior high, that he could of played thru? Why now?



  12. Ryan Harrow's Flu Bug
    3:12 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Surgery puts him out all year = no NBA draft for him = Back next year with the big dudes! Cal is smart I tell ya!



  13. I stayed at a Holiday Inn lastnight
    3:13 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    The residual swelling alone would not allow him to play 48 hrs later. Isn’t the team leaving for Auburn soon? If so, I doubt he even travels.



  14. Smitty
    3:14 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    11 – “Milk ’em for all they’re worth”…..Really?….. Really? Becuase that’s looking out for the player. I know someone I would not send son to play for.



  15. I Say
    3:14 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    #8 you are correct. i.e. Sam Bowie



  16. the doctor
    3:15 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    #10 Beckham has been struggling with a bad back and tweaked it again a couple games ago. I cringe when I read “Cal said other guys will have to step up – he named Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood”. Now that is scary and evidence just how thin the bench is.



  17. party pooper
    3:17 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    mi, mi, mi, mi. hark, is that the fat lady i hear?



  18. In Yo Face!
    3:25 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    #17 No it’s your momma



  19. Jake
    3:39 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    So, is Polson gonna stand on Hood’s shoulders to fill in for WCS?



  20. catlogic15
    3:44 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Jarrod Polson + Jon Hood = WCS?

    Sheesh, no wonder we are where we are.



  21. UKJoe
    3:51 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Been saying for a while now Polson needs to play over Archie and Hood plays over Poythress. Tomorrow we need Polson/Mays/Hood/Wiltjer/Noel to start.



  22. bung
    3:54 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Hood’s good…course he hasta b n the game to step up…



  23. Ridge Runner
    3:55 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not saying this will happen but we have all seen where something like this could be the spark that initiates the “Them getting it”.

    At least…it’s there for the guys if they want to roll with it.



  24. Chi-TownCat
    4:03 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Get well soon WCS we need ya big fella..but take care of yourself first you have a future to look out for



  25. Chi-TownCat
    4:04 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    The last game hood played in he knocked down a couple threes and I know he will hustle



  26. CoachCal
    4:09 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    #6, why would I have WCS get the scope now? BECAUSE ITS ALL ABOUT THE PLAYERS, NOT THE PROGRAM. IVE SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES, I PUT THE PLAYERS AND THEIR FUTURE FIRST. Damn son, wake up.



  27. Fedor'
    4:14 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    bung=Hood nut hugger…Does anyone think Poythress has a baseline addiction ?



  28. H.A. Milton
    4:40 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    @UKJoe, that starting lineup is just sad. @Fedor’, YES.



  29. paducahfan
    4:46 pm January 18, 2013 Permalink

    Players first. Not even an issue. I wouldn’t even bother to congratulate Cal for the decision because it’s so easy. Rick Pitino probably cost himself and the team a national championship by protecting a player. Good for them.