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BREAKING: Terry Wilson out for the season with torn patellar tendon

It’s now official: Kentucky’s starting quarterback Terry Wilson will miss the remainder of the season due to a left knee injury. UK has confirmed Wilson tore his patellar tendon and will require season-ending surgery. The university announced the heartbreaking news via a press release, which included this quote from Coach Stoops.

“I’m very sorry about Terry’s injury,” Stoops said. “He has done so much for our program over the last two seasons, both in leadership and his production on the field.”

Stoops went on to say the team’s QB will still play an active role in the locker room and will continue to serve as a team captain. Here’s a look at the full statement.


Things looked bad when Wilson was spotted in a full-leg brace earlier Sunday, but the statement from UK makes things official.

Our thoughts go out to Wilson and his family during this devastating injury, and KSR will continue to break down what the loss means for the Wildcats later tonight.

Sawyer Smith, it’s your team now.

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

68 Comments for BREAKING: Terry Wilson out for the season with torn patellar tendon

  1. TOMCATS1990
    5:20 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Get well for next season TD Terry. KY gotta rally around Smith and make plays.

  2. jakew60
    5:21 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Once again praying for Terry and at the same time excited to see what Sawyer is all about still #BBN forever

  3. JPhelps
    5:21 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Hate that for Terry… But we must move ahead! #InSawyerWeTrust

  4. THATcatFAN
    5:21 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink


  5. dhard
    5:24 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Rally around the young man stoops troops.

    • Ridge Runner
      6:38 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed dhard…

  6. Dowser
    5:24 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Will he be eligible for a medical red shirt?

    • ryan1723
      5:40 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      My understanding of the rule is since he didn’t play 4 games then yes. But I’ve been wrong many a time before.

    • ryan1723
      5:46 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      The player must have suffered an injury during their senior year of high school, or during one of their four eligible seasons for college competition. (This does not provide for players who are already redshirting a season and are injured in practice.)
      The injury suffered must be “incapacitating”, meaning it must be a season-ending injury.
      The injury must occur during the first half of the season.
      The player must have competed in no more than 30% of the season or four games, whichever is greater

      So that’s a yes

    • ClutchCargo
      12:12 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

      The overarching principle, as I understand it, is you get 5 years to play 4. Then if you lose 2 years for reasons beyond your control (transferring isn’t beyond one’s control), the school can apply for a medical redshirt and a sixth year of eligibility. So if he he redshirted at Oregon, then no.

  7. CatsfaninFL
    5:24 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    I have ruptured my patellar tendon.. full tear with knee cap getting pulled to bottom of my quad by quadriceps tendon. It sucks but my doctor said it was best knee tear to have as it heals back better than acl or mcl. Within a year i was back to squatting and deadlifting as good if not better than before. Long road, but hopefully it’s successful rehab for Terry!

    • shelby3605
      5:27 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      i hate this for Terry, but can u imagine how hard gunnar hoak is kicking himself?

    • Kentuckiana
      5:43 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      I’m glad Gunnar left.
      In limited action, Sawyer was so much better than Gunnar ever was in game time action.

    • mashburnfan1
      5:41 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Hoak would still be the back up to Smith, is why Smith was brought in. Hoak is not an SEC QB.
      Really feel bad for TW and best wishes to full recovery. can’t wait to see you back out there next season. Sadly this should have never happened. Had we taken care of business there is a chance TW is not even on the field at the time of this injury as the score should have been 35-3. Rose fumble, Logan with his every game stupid penalty both cost us 7 points. Take advantage of the INT and get points and TW is probably not in the game. But we always leave these bad teams in the game and this time it cost us and TW big time. Doubt they make that play call for Smith and really have no idea why they did for TW at that point in this game, was a stupid play call. Do have faith in Smith, he does have experience and made some good decisions. But man this was the longest drive home today, TW in my mind the entire way.

    • catsarerunnin
      9:23 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Doucheburn is a sissy.

    • runningunnin.454
      7:03 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Hello mash; I just want to thank you for calling me “dumb as a rock” because it’s my opinion that tackle was deliberate. I am proud to disagree with you every chance I get.
      I can explain it to you, I just can’t understand it for you. Turan Rush is a junior, he knows that is an illegal tackle, he deliberately jerked Wilson down forcefully by the neck from behind. Probably frustration, possibly malicious; but, at the very least he chose to make that illegal tackle.
      Oh damn, I’m all out of crayons.

    • bailey000
      7:28 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Dude that tackle was in know way intentional. Terry is a fast guy and you get a hold of what u can if you have to get a horse collar to save a touchdown; then that’s what u do. As a defender when someone gets by you then you assume they are goin for 6. Grab something and hold on. It sucks that he got hurt but that is the nature of the game.

    • runningunnin.454
      7:46 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      The rule that makes this tackle illegal is there for a reason; to preclude a serious injury to a defenseless player. The EMU lineman knows that rule, and understands the reason it exists. You don’t break such rules, possibly ending someones career, or worse. You said it was not intentional, and then say if you have to get a 15 yard personal foul penalty to save a touchdown, you do it. Hell yeah, win at all costs.
      But hey, thanks for not insulting my intelligence. bailey.

    • mashburnfan1
      11:21 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      bailey you can’t fix the stupid that is runnin. Runnin is convinced in a matter of less than 2 seconds, while both guys are going full speed, and the defensive guy is fighting off a block, he had time to think “you know I can grab this guy this way and end his season, yeah that is what I will do”. ost logical people know it is a reaction, just like when people grab the face mask trying to get a sack or runner……I guess runnin thinks all those face mask penalties are intentional and the defender is trying to break the guys neck. Like I said, dumb as a rock and I really hate to put rocks down like that

    • catsarerunnin
      12:28 pm September 9, 2019 Permalink

      Doucheburn can’t fix being a douche.

    • notFromhere
      12:16 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

      The kid reached very decidely for the when you are behind a ballcarrier. He reached for it and didn’t even try to either follow through with the rest of the tackle, let go, OR lessen the severity of the tackle.

      When you WALK ON THE DAMN FIELD, you decide whether you’re going to play within the rules. The defender decided not to do it. His coach didn’t care that he did it, either.

      I hope we tear the livin daylights out of that team next year. Can’t believe we didn’t come out and put a hurtin on em after they took Wilson out.

      Little sht of an excuse for a player was just tired of getting beat and decided to make an illegal play rather than go for Terry’s legs, feet, or waist. If his season ends next week, maybe he’ll learn from it.

    • runningunnin.454
      4:56 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

      I hate arguing with Mashbum; he drags you down to his level and beats you with experience. I never said it was Rush’s intention to injure Terry; I said the willful disregard of the rules, and the decision to make an illegal and dangerous tackle were intentional.
      Oh hell with it; what’s the difference between Mashbum and a horse?
      One brain cell that keeps him from $hittin’ all over the place.
      Shakespeare may have said it better, “4 of his 5 wits went halting off, and now the whole man is governed with one, so if he have enough wit to keep himself warm, let him bare it for a difference between himself and his horse”…

    • runningunnin.454
      5:15 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

      Hmmm, Nah…I like my version better; Shakespeare was a little dry sometimes.

    • 4everUKblue
      8:38 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

      Mention the word stupid and mashbum the one sport fan shows up. He’s an expert on not fixing stupid, he’s hopelessly stupid. He fancies himself an expert on everything yet he picks and chooses the facts that suit his agenda.

    5:24 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    GWS TERRY!!! Praying for a speedy recovery. Minor setback, for a MAJOR comeback. Asé!!

  9. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    5:25 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    If Sawyer is half as accurate downfield as they say it will keep ds honest and let Smoke show where the fire is. Sawyer is also faster than they gave him credit for last night. He is blazing but he does have the speed to pick up needed yards like Mayfield.

  10. MatCauthon
    5:26 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    That’s better than acl or mcl. Won’t affect his stability as much hopefully

  11. bluetide
    5:26 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Geez….poor Terry.

  12. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    5:26 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    But Terry is a fighter and will battle his way back to challenge Smith for the starting spot next year.

  13. JWB
    5:30 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Prayers for a speedy recovery for Terry, sure hate to see a season ending injury for any player. Come on Sawyer, it’s time to Bringit!!

  14. Wildcat homer
    5:31 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Walker Wood better get ready

    • ohiokatfan
      9:57 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Huh, Funny how god lets all those kids die of cancer but you seem to think he is going to help Terry’s leg heal.

    • cats646
      8:39 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

      Lol, what??

  15. big cat
    5:31 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Ms. Maggie, what does it mean when you say your thoughts go out to Terry? Do you mean prayers? It IS ok to say that. Terry, BBN will be praying for you….for complete healing from the hand of God.

    • ryan1723
      5:40 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      You know some of us don’t believe in god right?

    • TPACAT
      6:27 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      May want to rethink that now… You will sooner or later anyway.

    • ScoggDog
      5:49 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      It doesn’t matter. It just means some of us like the kid – even though we don’t know him personally – and wish him well. Some may even wish him well, with or without a religious affiliation, and are just sending out positive vibes as an expression of how much they care.

      And others my just be obstinate dick-heads trying to make a point on either side of the issue.

    • big cat
      5:57 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Praying for God’s healing power, Terry. His strength will get you through this.

    • Mr. Mojo
      6:36 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Your prayers and my thoughts have exactly the same effect (none), but surely it helps him to know we support him. Why on earth would you want to be a dick about that?

    • Chacosrule
      6:49 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      I just prayed for TW, so he should be good to go by tonight or tomorrow. God is powerful enough to allow that injury to happen to him, so surely he must be powerful enough to heal him instantaneously, without surgery, since we’re all praying for him.

    • dbcline1
      10:49 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Amen! @ryan1723 and lots of us do!

    • robman181
      12:44 pm September 9, 2019 Permalink

      I’d say it means she doesn’t believe in God in the way you do but still wishes the kid the best. I chooses to believe in God but doesn’t mean people who don’t are bad people, especially in this case where she is saying something nice.

  16. ScoggDog
    5:35 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Show’s what I know when it comes to injuries. Not much apparently.

    At least it sounds not career ending for the kid. This is a rough sport. Good luck, and bad luck, unfortunately plays a part.

    Hang in there son. Do your rehab. Pass your classes.

  17. mashman 93
    5:37 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Praying for you Terry. Damn

  18. dylangeorge7988
    5:49 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Damnit! I hate this for you. Terry. You’re in my thoughts and I hope all goes well. You’ll be back stronger next season.

  19. mardis928
    5:54 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    GWS. Thoughts, Prayers, and Best Wishes for a speedy recovery.

  20. CopenhagenCat
    5:55 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Was hoping to see Terry have a amazing year. Was so happy seeing him throw the ball down the field. Prayers for Terry.

  21. maxblackanvil
    6:09 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    So, you can eject a player after replay review because targeting might hurt him, but our starting QB loses his entire season and can’t even get a 5 yard penalty.

    • mashburnfan1
      6:39 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      We did get a 15 yard penalty as that is the rule. We lost it because once again we make mistakes and can’t even line up right to run the play. The penalty is not based on the injury to a player, is based on the act. Bottom line it was a stupid play call, I said it in first half when TW did 2 QB draw plays close together. Why risk your QB at this time. Plus if the team does their job, {Rose does not fumble, Logan does not get his weekly bad penalty}, we are so far ahead that TW is probably not even in the game with a minute to go in the 3rd. Most important thing is TW to get better, Smith to take over and team rally around this year. We have lots of talent and this group can overcome this and have a great season.

    • RAGE
      11:39 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      I have to agree Mash… We def had our chances to really put them out of the game early and maybe this never happens… But it is football nothing malicious IMO just guys playing hard and sometimes this happens…

    • runningunnin.454
      8:41 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Well, well, usually mash reserves his zoilism for Cal and the basketball team; but, I see he’s branching out to the football team.
      Too bad they don’t let him call the plays.
      Saban and Swinney, fear the day mashburnfan1 calls the play.

    • mashburnfan1
      11:29 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      If I called plays we would still have our QB, and we would use the TE more and not throw 5 yard passes on 3rd and 12 but that is another story. There was no reason to expose TW on that type of play in this game. Like I said if we had taken care of the easy stuff he would have been watching the game by this point anyways with us ahead 35-3 but we can’t hold onto the ball and Logan gets bad penalties every game. People can get hurt walking to practice or class so anything can always happen, but why take an unnecessary risk.

    • JPhelps
      7:10 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

      We are all so fortunate to have Mashburnfan1 here to correct us all when we are wrong. It’s because of his great wisdom, things change. I mean, I’m sure Stoops and Gran read his comments on here and tailor their game plans to his liking.

    • 4everUKblue
      8:39 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

      So what now? Mashbum is a comedian?

  22. 4everUKblue
    6:09 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    I hate this for Terry too, he has improved, he will most likely be without Bowden next season and I know those two are pretty close. Prayers for a speedy recovery and to come back stronger.

  23. westkycat20
    6:25 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    I’m not a football guy…I’m sure some of you have seen that with my posts but I still bleed blue. Prayers to you, your family, your teammates and friends Captain Wilson. From experience I know what you are going through and from experience I know you will make this a positive situation. Good luck young man and take it one day/one step at a time and may God bless, lead and heal you.

    • magimae
      6:46 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

      Will said, prayers for Terry. He has improved a lot from last season.

    • MtnCat
      7:00 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink


  24. backwoods
    6:34 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Best wishes for Terry. He’s a warrior.

  25. MaruchanRamenNoodles
    6:53 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Sucks for Terry and this team in general.. hope he makes a speedy recovery. On another note I wonder what Gunnar Hoaks dad thinks about this whole situation

  26. JPhelps
    7:11 pm September 8, 2019 Permalink

    Someone check on Nick Roush… He might not be a UK fan anymore now that Terry has gone down.

    I think we will be just fine.

  27. notFromhere
    12:04 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

    Really sucks big for Terry Wilson and his team. The only person good with it is not a UK fan, nor a team player.

    Someone would have to have never played the game with any skill whatsoever to think that horse collar wasn’t intentional. No one is really that stupid, if they know the game. It’s horssht that someone can get suspended for a hit to the helmet caused by an improper or late slide, or a lowered helmet by a QB, but someone reaching out to make a horsecollar, which is much more likely to cause a season ending injury, isnt even required to sit out 1 PLAY.

    They don’t give a sht about player safety if players aren’t getting suspended for AT LEAST a couple games for willfully tackling someone like this.

    Terry’s a good man and will come back from this, but the NCAA is sht for letting this kind of tackle continue.

  28. KayutsBy90
    12:54 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

    Next man up!

  29. Cat4life23
    2:19 am September 9, 2019 Permalink


  30. msnthrop
    5:21 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

    Too bad for Terry, but at least coach still gets his 3 million!

  31. beauleonard
    7:14 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

    Hate it for Terry. I was really hoping he would get the full opportunity he deserves to take that next step. This fan will definitely be praying for a full and speedy recovery for him. God bless him. Strap your war bonnet on tight Sawyer! Next man up!

    • magimae
      10:04 am September 9, 2019 Permalink

      Good job beauleonard, one of the better post’s on this article on Terry.