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Waiting on Josh Clemons’ MRI results

Josh Clemons sat out the last few days of Kentucky football practice with swelling in that knee he injured last season against South Carolina. The sophomore running back underwent an MRI on Tuesday, according to running backs coach Steve Pardue, and they’re waiting to hear back from the doctors to find out the results.

“He’s ready to play mentally,” Pardue said after Wednesday’s practice. “We just gotta make sure he’s back healthy.”

Pardue told reporters his goal is to have six backs “ready to go” when the season starts in a little over two weeks, and Clemons is part of that rotation.

“We need him back as soon as we can,” he said.

Clemons was leading the team in rushing last season when the injury occurred — which isn’t saying a lot. He had rushed for 297 yards through six games, including an 87-yard touchdown against Central Michigan.

At the beginning of fall camp, Joker Phillips said redshirting Clemons wasn’t an option. Has his mindset changed?

Article written by Drew Franklin

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10 Comments for Waiting on Josh Clemons’ MRI results

  1. Common Sense
    10:55 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Please say the results are “all systems go”.

  2. yesterdays
    11:08 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Clemons is a good player. But, aside from that 87 yard run, its not like he has set the world on fire. Not sure why he is always referred to as one of our “playmakers.”

  3. Pokey Chapman
    11:37 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    I do not expect our offensive line to be very good. We will probably need at least 6 running backs.

  4. Common Sense
    11:39 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Not sure why you are referred to as an expert talent evaluator.

  5. tom
    11:49 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    2. You are right. Mentioned this last year. Take away the 87 yard run and he was averaging just 35 yards a game before injury. Hope the young man can get his physical issues squared away. UK will need all the jelp they can get this year.

    4. #2 was correct when he stated that Clemons ‘didn’t set the world on fire’ at 35 yards a game.

  6. Common Sense
    12:17 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    35 yards a game while splitting time with Raymond Sanders…..

  7. UKani
    12:33 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    No matter what the results come back at redshirt Josh Clemons right now… if he’s not 100% don’t put him in until he is 100% we’ve got enough depth to do that now. I think as the season goes along we’ll find out that we will be alright without him. Then next season he will be healthy from the start and have had a healthy offseason which should be more beneficial to him at this point.

  8. kyle heavy
    3:00 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    2 & 5 – I agree. I’m not saying he doesn’t have some potential. But people on here act like he was putting up Artose Pinner numbers. He didn’t even get into the SEC schedule if I remember correctly. I hope everyone is right, but he is very unproven at this point.

  9. NotCraig
    3:04 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Recurrent effusion in the knee this far out from surgery is not good. Suspicious for a residual meniscal or osteochondral lesion.

  10. Beavis
    5:05 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t care if you have Herschel Walker back there ,, someone has to block for him.