For the first time, John Calipari provided an update on Jared Vanderbilt’s status. It is unlikely the freshman forward will play in UK’s SEC Tournament opener vs. Georgia.
“I doubt seriously Jarred will play. He’s still limping,” Calipari said in front of the media in St. Louis. “We’ll miss him. It will be hard without him.”
Calipari confirmed that is an ankle injury. He’s treating the situation as day-to-day. When could Vanderbilt return?
“It’ll be up to him and the doctors to make sure he’s okay,” Calipari said. “Hopefully, at some point, he tries to see what he can do.”
Vanderbilt missed the first 17 games of the season with a foot injury. Since his January 16 debut, Vanderbilt has been Kentucky’s most efficient rebounder. Through 14 games he averages 5.9 points (42.6% FG) and 7.9 rebounds per game.