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Update on Jarred Vanderbilt’s mysterious injury

We finally have an injury report on Jarred Vanderbilt after almost two whole months of speculation regarding the extent of his injury.

On today’s teleconference, John Calipari said Vanderbilt still isn’t playing basketball, but Calipari expects his star freshman to be “fine” in the near future.

Kentucky’s medical staff has examined the left foot injury and they’re being cautious; Calipari said Vanderbilt will likely be back to playing ball in about two weeks.

Tomorrow will mark exactly two months since Vanderbilt went to the floor late in the Jordan Brand Classic, clutching his left foot in a non-contact injury. It has been one of the biggest topics among UK basketball conversations this summer, in part because fans were never told the severity of the injury.

Now we know, thanks to Cal’s update today.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

5 Comments for Update on Jarred Vanderbilt’s mysterious injury



  1. Rowdy TX CAT
    11:14 am June 13, 2017 Permalink

    Only two more weeks. Nice! So what exactly was the foot injury?



  2. ClutchCargo
    11:53 am June 13, 2017 Permalink

    This is purely a WAG on my part, but I would say it is a stress reaction. Those can take 8+ weeks to heal.



  3. Angelo
    3:25 pm June 13, 2017 Permalink

    i want to see the MRI report!!



  4. TBW3011
    6:01 pm June 13, 2017 Permalink

    Clearly it wasn’t, “nothing or we’d know about it” as numerous people have stated. You don’t miss multiple months for nothing.



  5. Bigblueswami
    6:25 pm June 13, 2017 Permalink

    I think this one is pretty clear cut… Kentucky has always quoted HIPAA laws and not commented on player injuries. they ain’t changing now