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Ryan Harrow could return to practice tomorrow

On his radio show earlier tonight, John Calipari said Ryan Harrow was on the treadmill today and he could return to practice on Tuesday.  Cal also said Harrow has lost seven pounds from his mysterious illness.

Harrow’s status for Wednesday’s game against Morehead State is uncertain, although Cal didn’t sound confident that he’ll play.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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53 Comments for Ryan Harrow could return to practice tomorrow

  1. Not Skylar McBee
    7:57 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Matt said he, he may practice tomorrow. Now what haters?

  2. Dylan
    7:57 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan…..we need you…get better and please stay

  3. jus sayin
    7:57 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Lost seven pounds… Where are all the people saying he was “faking it” now?

  4. Tom
    7:58 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    He is obviously sick if he lost 7 pounds. Will people stop suggesting that he is faking his illness?

  5. tennessee wildcat
    7:59 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    My thoughts and prayers to to Ryan during his illness. I believe Cal and really, not everything is our business, whether we want it to be or not.

  6. Prophet
    8:11 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    You people would believe anything. Rock Oliver.

  7. Catlogic15
    8:14 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    #5 Exactly. Depression or otherwise. Let’s feel for the Harrow family right now, rather than BBN.

  8. Sowell
    8:20 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    It is hard for me to say whether this is good or bad news. At least we know something now…my worry is that the young man lost 7 lbs that he did not have to lose. He is already skinny as a rail. I sure hope this shuts up some of the nay-sayers and trolls who have been talking rumors of “transfer” and “faking” illness. Get better Ryan. We need you bud, and your teammates need your leadership and experience. Get well. Don’t rush back. The boys can handle the scrubs.

  9. Evander Holycow
    8:21 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    I hope all is well with Harrow and he’s soon 100 percent again! Get well soon

  10. Jon
    8:24 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    So he weighs 140 lbs now?

  11. new coach!
    8:27 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

  12. Vagitarius
    8:34 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    I hope he overcomes this, but till then, I’d rather see Goodwin or Polson get more time learning the spot. This guy has medical issues when big opponents are on the schedule. If anyone can develop the heart and will to win in a player, it’s Cal. But, at this point, I think I see a head-case till proven otherwise. This happened at NC State too. I hope this proves to be wrong, but we can’t ignore the history, unless we want to repeat it.

  13. JT
    8:35 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    11 – Some will probably crucify you for suggesting it, but I for one would be pleased. Let UK be the place for this guy to hit it big.

  14. new coach!
    8:39 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    I have been a strong Petrino fan. I am from Louisville and remember when Petrino came here. This Dave Doeren looks much better than Petrino. He is also from a heavily basketball state Kansas. He knows how to win.

  15. Ridge Runner
    8:40 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Glad the kid is apparently coming along.

    My beef all along has been why the “no diagnosis” reason for his illness/injury. In this day & time where everything from a cramp to the loss of a family member is covered daily including our own UK-Halftime injury report….nothing, zelch. It’s just strange to me. Heck, if it’s something the kid got like crabs…just say it’s a “personal-issue”.

    But for UK to not say anything, the rumors went/are going wild and it’s not something good for him or consistent with how illness/injries have been reported.

  16. new coach!
    8:42 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Harrow drove through Louisville and caught Bird Flu.

  17. Ridge Runner
    8:42 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Football? I see some of ya going there.

    Man..I’d die for Kirby Smart. It’s more realistic than some names I’ve seen and you get a SEC knowledgeable guy with a good defensive mindset who can recruit. That in itself is 5 wins +.

  18. new coach!
    8:46 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Kirby Smart isnt coming here. Check out Dave Doeren. He won Defensive Coordinator of the year in 2009. Has 2 years head coach experience. This guy is good. He is Kirby 2 years ago and a proven head coach winner. 3 of the top 5 teams have head coaches from MAC. He is the real deal.

  19. Ridge Runner
    8:50 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    18) A good recommendation there, for sure as I see you are going more realistic. Oh yeah, I think for Kirby Smart to come here –it would be a miracle but it’s my lottery-wish and just slightly less than say a John Gruden.

  20. TampaCat
    8:52 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    11. Nice find….. hopefully Mitch is aware of this guy!

  21. Geeeez
    8:56 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Man, this guy is currently making $420,000 annually? I believe we have a viable candidate…

  22. new coach!
    8:57 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    #20, I hope so too. I think he is someone that could really ignite the fan base. He reminds me of Urban Meyer and Brian Kelly from the Mac just 10 years ago.

  23. westerncat
    9:01 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    I hope Ryan can get back on the floor soon. We do need to paray for this young man. We need his leadership.

  24. Ridge Runner
    9:03 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Unfortunately, I worry about the mindset and direction our A.D. will go with this football choice. Mitch is a strange dude to read.

  25. Ridge Runner
    9:04 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    23…I hear ya but at least while we stiff these upcoming cupcake games / teams…he does have some time.

  26. Truth
    9:14 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    He weighs about 145 pounds. Even if he plays, how could can he be? The kid is soft and should not have come here.

  27. CliffFrankLou
    9:16 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    How about it’s none of our damn business what Ryan Harrow had/has. While they are public figures, they are still entitled to privacy. They nor the University are obliged to tell us anything.

  28. JT
    9:27 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Guys, we’re talking about a kid. Stay out of his private liife and support him. Want someone investigating your child? This is amateur sports, not the NBA.

  29. old_school
    9:34 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not a big fan of Cal’s “player’s first” philosophy at all times – but when it comes to a player’s health – coaches, fans, administrators, teammates and all need to have a Players First mentality.

    If Harrow says he’s sick – he needs to be treated as though he’s sick. Obviously – if he’s truly lost 7 pounds – there’s something wrong.

    I actually don’t think Cal should play this kid until they know exactly what is wrong and until he’s made a recovery. (Maybe he has – and maybe that’s why he’s being allowed to practice)

    But fans need to put their priorities in order and consider what you’d want the school/team to do if it was your son.

    UK fans can be great – but they can also be completely irrational.

  30. UK2001
    9:40 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    29. The ones you call irrational are not UK fans. Can you honestly not see that?

  31. Bluehaze
    9:54 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Dont ‘t try to pretend you know more than you do. We hire coaches to make the decisions. Your opinions are worth exactly what they cost.

    9:57 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    What the hell is wrong with this kid, seriously? Being sick for over a week usually means it’s something more than a common cold. Idk something doesn’t smell right here.

  33. truth
    10:13 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    32) uk and cal are just covering for the fact that the kid is a pansy. he lost 7 pounds because of stress.

  34. Jack Nicklaus
    10:22 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    sounds like the flu to me….a couple weeks of feeling crappy, not eating much, losing weight. I am going w/ the flu and wish Ryan a quick recovery and break some ankles on the court soon.

  35. old man
    10:28 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    He’ll end up leaving and end up at D2 North Georgia or something similar. He already sat out one year, I don’t see him transferring D1 and sitting out another. I just don’t think he has the personality or confidence to run the Kentucky program. Nothing wrong with being that way, it’s not cut out for everyone. This is just my opinion, and I’m not a hater, or have any knowledge.

  36. Drakesschlong
    10:30 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Look harrow is suffering from no back bone!

  37. SonsOfAnarchy
    10:31 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Id almost be willing to bet he has mono. I had it about 5 years ago and before I was diagnosed I felt drained for a couple months and even after I got the results it took me 3 or 4 months to get over it. It caused my spleen, liver and kidneys to swell. And I lost all kinds of weight. I hope it doesnt take him that long. Everyones different. But of course Im no doc. And as for why you wonder why no test results from the blood work, if I recall correctly it took a week or two before I recieved a phone call for the results from my blood work. So be patient BBN and pray for the kid. I highly doubt he is just now figureing out he may not be cut out for UK. He had a whole year to see Cals system and how things are ran and he all of a sudden decides its not for him as soon as the first game is played. Get real people

  38. DirtyDutchMantel
    10:35 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    I bet harrow is kicking himself for not transferring to a program that has a lesser profile.

  39. Ballsofsteel
    10:40 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    I know his girl, she said its mono…. Possible mammasboyitis

  40. Blue Haze
    10:44 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    27- Cliff shut up moron. UK not saying anything ANYTHING is fodder for rumors and doesn’t make any sense. You know it as well as the rest of us.

  41. UK22
    10:52 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Get well soon Harrow!

  42. CliffFrankLou
    10:53 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    40, no, stupidity and fools start rumors. These kids are still entitled to privacy. We don’t own them, despite what some people think. Legally and ethically, we have no say in the matter. Just be supportive and exercise some decency.

  43. Reality Check
    10:57 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    7 pounds? They better make him wear ankle weights while walking to class tomorrow. I hear the wind will be blowing at about 5-10mph…if a random gust of wind any larger than that hits campus he might get whisked away to the Ashland/Huntington area before he lands back on Mother Earth.

  44. Ridge Runner
    11:16 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    42) Why do we owe Harrow privacy from an injury/illness report and not the other thousands of kids who play division 1 sports in the ncaa? I don’t think anyone is arguing the fact of your moral point. But the moral point is not what injury reports are designed for.

  45. Ridge Runner
    11:17 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    40) I see no reason to call him or anyone a moron. damn.

  46. CliffFrankLou
    11:43 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Does not the individual have ownership of his/her own health information? The fact that one is a public figure does not mean that right is surrendered. What gives anyone the notion that information about another’s health belongs to us? Being a fan does not mean you have access to players’ private lives. How does whether you know know the diagnostic label or not matter to your fan interest?

  47. Sly
    1:29 am November 20, 2012 Permalink

    This is the reason UK fans are considered wack-o’s. People usually don’t have bloodwork done for hurt feelings/embarrassment. The reason they haven’t given you more info is because its none of your business. Ryan is not a professional. He is not bound by an injury report like the pros. This is not unprecedented. Every thing you’ve gotten in the past was a courtesy, not mandated. I realize you have nothing better to do since youur sister moved out. But leave this kid alone. Go back to the livestock you “played with” before sissy got grass on the field.

  48. Ridge Runner
    8:05 am November 20, 2012 Permalink

    46 / 47… We all see your point. I think however you are missing the point of saying “something” over the fact they have said “nothing”. If it is indeed personal, as you both seem to think it is…hell, just say that.

    We are not attempting to get deep, confidential, hippa-related stuff here. We are just saying…say “something” besides the kid is sick. It is the strangest thing I have and many have seen in awhile. So, again…it’s not that we want specifics if they aren’t there…just for the university to quit hiding in the closet and say “something”.


  49. Ridge Runner
    8:08 am November 20, 2012 Permalink

    47…Tell me how this is not unprecedented. Give me one example of a kid who was injured or ill for nearly what 2 weeks?? –and nothing has came out about it except he is “sick”. Waiting…

  50. Dr. Mantis Taboggin
    9:00 am November 20, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure monistat-7 takes 7 days to clear up, glad he got that cleared up for his and the team’s sake.

  51. how about
    9:13 am November 20, 2012 Permalink

    It is odd in someone so young and in great shape to not be able to indentify and report an illness. For my part, getting older has brought too many occaisions of just plain unexplained exhaustion. With all of the environmental possibilities today, not finding the right cause can cost time. With empathy Ryan, we are pulling for you.

  52. bluesman
    9:50 am November 20, 2012 Permalink

    You’r right 47 its none of our business the only think we should be concerned with is the heath of Ryan Harrow get a life people!!!

  53. JMFATZ47
    3:32 pm November 20, 2012 Permalink

    People need to chill and realize that this may be something that is bigger than basketball. This situation could be a serious medical issue for Harrow. What if he can’t play for a longtime because of a serious condition? Does anyone ever think before they speak?