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Another Kentucky Left Tackle is Injured

Kentucky’s left tackles can’t catch a break.  Landon Young’s season was lost in the preseason.  Now Naasir Watkins will miss some time.

Following UK’s win over South Carolina, Mark Stoops revealed the redshirt freshman suffered a minor knee injury.  “Expect him to be out for a short period of time,” Stoops said. “Nothing major.”

E.J. Price has been the starter at left tackle since the Florida game, alternating reps with Watkins.  The next man up for Kentucky is true freshman Darian Kinnard.  How he will be used will depend on how many games he’s already participated in.

“I would expect Darian Kinnard,” Stoops said. “I’m not sure how many games he played in yet, we can always use him. That’s where that rule would have come in, could play him and let Naasir clear up. We have a bye week after next week, so we could plug him in and maybe still keep his year.”

There were a few other injuries throughout the game — Josh Allen and Derrick Baity to name a few — but all were minor bumps and bruises that should not linger.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for Another Kentucky Left Tackle is Injured

  1. Luether
    2:14 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    The O line play has been great. Can’t afford to lose any of these guys…

  2. Gettlefingers
    8:28 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    I was wondering if the Nassir injury had anything to do with our run game being so bad in the second half

  3. Papaw
    9:05 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    I’m wondering if there was something wrong with Snell. He didn’t seem to run with the passion and strength he usually does