Alex Poythress’ immediate plans are certain: surgery and rehab; however, the long-term plans are still up in the air. A lot of you guys have been asking whether or not Alex is eligible for a medical redshirt, and yes, he is. To qualify for a medical redshirt, a player must have played in less than 30% of the team’s games that season. UK is ten games in, but fortunately, Alex sat two of those games out due to illness, and therefore falls under the NCAA cutoff for medical redshirt applications.
Whether or not Alex will take that route becomes the big question. He’s on track to graduate after this season, and if he did return, he could even start work on his masters; however, that’s a lot to ask for a player who’s deferred the NBA once already.
For now, just heal.