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Still no word on Jarred Vanderbilt’s injury


Big Blue Nation is anxiously awaiting an update on Jarred Vanderbilt.

The future Wildcat suffered an injury to his right ankle/foot in the final seconds of the Jordan Brand Classic last Friday and he was seen writhing in pain under the basket on the broadcast. He was eventually carried off to the bench by the medical staff without putting any pressure on his right foot.

Fans have of course speculated the severity of the injury over the course of the weekend, but there is still no word from Vanderbilt or anyone in the know. He reportedly returned to Houston for his X-ray and the results are expected to be made known some time today.

Until then, we continue to wait and worry about the five-star forward, currently projected by many to be among the starting lineup in Lexington next fall.

Stayed tuned.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for Still no word on Jarred Vanderbilt’s injury

    3:59 pm April 17, 2017 Permalink

    I fear that the injury is something serious. I mean we have all got X-rays before, the doc comes back with the results within a couple hours no way does it take 3 or 4 days! I think they already know what the issue is and they are trying to figure out a way to break the news to BBN. I’ve always been concerned about him throughout the entire All-Star circuit, I noticed even before the injury he did not have his normal leaping ability. At 6’9″ with a 7 foot + wing span you should be dunking the ball hard and easy, he was barely even getting over the rim on most dunks. UK is going to have to seriously rehab both feet and ankles once he gets on campus.

  2. donjohnson
    4:49 pm April 17, 2017 Permalink

    It doesn’t really matter what it is if it’s bone-related he will be ready to play in the fall. If it’s tendon ligament Achilles something like that that’s a different conversation

  3. Catcasey1
    4:51 pm April 17, 2017 Permalink


  4. dballrb
    9:27 pm April 17, 2017 Permalink

    Sounds alot like WCTS injury..No doubt in my mind that we beat UCONN with Willie able to play,still stings,