Good morning, everyone. All we all over the eclipse yet? Good. Shoutout to these Kentucky and KSR fans in Costa Rica. Now that we’re all sufficiently jealous of your pura vida, let’s move on to today’s agenda.
Dorian Baker undergoes surgery
After suffering an ankle injury during Saturday’s scrimmage, senior wideout Dorian Baker will undergo surgery today at the UK Chandler Medical Center. Yesterday, UK sent out a press release saying that Baker suffered a fracture-dislocation in his left ankle and will miss significant time and possibly the entire 2017 season. Mark Stoops also released these remarks:
“We’re very disappointed for Dorian, as he had a good offseason and was helping lead our receivers during preseason camp; however, we are hopeful for a full recovery and look forward to his eventual return to the field.”
Last night, Baker took to Twitter to thank everyone for their support:
Thank you for all the support BBN, we gone get through this together! 2ï¸âƒ£
— Dorian Baker ðŸ… (@DBaker2_) August 22, 2017
The offense regroups
What now? Eddie Gran and the offense will address reporters after practice today, and with Baker out, Kayaune Ross, Tavin Richardson, and Josh Ali are all expected to get more snaps. Check the site after lunch for a full recap.
New episode of “Kentucky Thrones Radio”
Nick and TJ Walker were up bright and early yesterday to recap Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones, so if you’re not over the episode yet, refresh your KSR feed to check it out.
Eclipse Traffic Horror Story of the Day
That easily belongs to Ryan, Drew, Chris Tomlin, and Daniel, who were among the thousands stranded in Eclipse traffic yesterday. It took the group almost nine hours to make a trip that normally takes three. Apparently the junction near Elizabethtown was one of the main causes of all the issues, and, insanely, Matt managed to avoid the major pile up because he left 15 minutes earlier than they did. Something tells me we’ll hear plenty about this in about an hour.
Pick-Up Game Snap of the Day
Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo, and Darius Miller brought the entire Pelicans squad to town to train ahead of Friday’s Alumni Game, which means pickup games will be going down all week. We can’t be there (until Friday at least), so until then, we will live vicariously through the players’ SnapChats. Oh to be a fly on those walls…
Summer Tour Stop of the Day: Kentucky State Fair
Today, the gang will be at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, where you can potentially see Ryan Lemond in a UK basketball jersey and short shorts. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, catch the gang on the last few stops of the 2017 summer tour:
- Tue 8/22 —Louisville — KY State Fair
- Wed 8/23 — Northern KY — Dickman’s
- Thu 8/24 — Mt. Sterling — Mann Chrysler
- Fri 8/25 — Louisville — KSR Golf Scramble @ Oxmoor Country Club