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Jarred Vanderbilt’s father confirms news, injury nothing “serious”

Late last night, there were whispers that Kentucky forward Jarred Vanderbilt suffered yet another injury, causing a panic throughout the entire Big Blue Nation.

This morning, KSR’s Matt Jones broke the news that the talented freshman indeed suffered an injury yesterday, but was listed as “day-to-day” for the SEC Tournament. No one had any idea the extent of the injury, the location, or what Vanderbilt’s true timetable was for return.

Later, Jones heard more good information about the injury, saying it is not as bad as originally thought and Kentucky is hopeful Vanderbilt will be able to play again this season. SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker also found out the injury was actually a right sprained ankle, throwing out worry of his problem left foot he had broken twice in high school and again before the season started.

Now, Vanderbilt’s father, Robert, has confirmed the positive news.

In an interview with Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader, Robert Vanderbilt said the injury wasn’t “serious.”

“As far as we know it’s just day to day,” said Vanderbilt. “We haven’t heard that it’s anything serious right now, no. Just day to day.”

When asked if it was his left foot, the Kentucky star’s father confirmed what Kyle Tucker heard earlier.

“No. It’s not that,” he said. “We’re just going day to day, and we’ll find out more information when we get there.”

It’s never good to see a player get injured, especially right before postseason play begins. Nonetheless, this is certainly huge for Kentucky’s fate in the NCAA tournament, and most importantly, Jarred Vanderbilt’s future in basketball.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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17 Comments for Jarred Vanderbilt’s father confirms news, injury nothing “serious”

  1. crash11
    8:49 pm March 7, 2018 Permalink

    I think he rests for the SEC Tournament especially since Calipari states he does not care about the tournament. Therefore, maybe it’s an opportunity for some others (AKA Richards and Killeya-Jones) to step up and gain confidence. Which would be beneficial for a postseason run when Vanderbilt returns.

    • shelby
      9:27 pm March 7, 2018 Permalink

      I think it depends on whether we can win Friday; luckily we don’t play for 3 days after the injury. He could play Friday or Saturday. I don’t think Cal will want to disturb the chemistry by sitting him longer than necessary

    • Cals Hoverboard
      10:24 pm March 7, 2018 Permalink

      What difference does it make Shelby? You were quick to chime in this morning with “DONE”. Sounded like you gave up on us already.

  2. rcope58
    9:28 pm March 7, 2018 Permalink

    Why not rest him. Winning the SEC tournament has never changed our seeding for the NCAA in the past anyway

    • Cals Hoverboard
      10:30 pm March 7, 2018 Permalink

      rcope, I agree other than the fact that an early exit will give them a great excuse to knock us down a little and really lay the hammer to us for our path ahead. Winning never seems to help us but I’m sure an early loss will definitely hurt.

  3. Kychopsticks
    10:08 pm March 7, 2018 Permalink

    So Matt get the credit Jack? Interesting..

    • Cryingtheblues
      4:03 am March 8, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah Jack! It was reported much earlier than when Matt broke the news. Just saying!!

  4. trumpetguy
    10:16 pm March 7, 2018 Permalink

    We really need JV. He gets more positive things done per minute played, than anybody UK has had in a long time. His rebounding instincts are off the chart good!

    • henderblue
      10:33 pm March 7, 2018 Permalink

      We really need him…100%. If he can’t give 100% then he needs to heal so he can go next weekend

  5. UKInsider
    10:46 pm March 7, 2018 Permalink

    Classic overreaction KSR reporting to create panic and hysteria, which leads to ratings and sponsorship revenue. It also leads to “roofereeing” episodes where the entire fan base looks stupid. Not a Card’s fan here by any means, actually love the Cats, but KSR’s reporting is sloppy and irresponsible. There has to be a balance between shock value and carelessness.

  6. unbridled
    10:54 pm March 7, 2018 Permalink

    I’m not sure Mr Vanderbilt confirmed much of anything. We still have no idea as to what extent his ankle is injured….other than they are “taking it day by day.” Not saying we should know nor am I griping about Mr Vanderbilt. I’m more or less questioning the sensationalized headline that doesn’t seem warranted from Mr Vanderbilt’s response.

  7. TB112162
    6:01 pm March 8, 2018 Permalink

    My favorite thing on this site is Cal doesn’t care about the Sec tournament.For somebody that doesn’t care about the tournament his record doesn’t show it 19-3 5 sec titles