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Could we see Josh Paschal on Saturday?

Josh Paschal has missed all of the 2018 season after he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma on the bottom of his foot shortly before what would’ve been his second year with the Kentucky defense. There was a lot of concern about his health when he was first diagnosed, but he has really improved and has even been participating in practices with his teammates.

In fact, he is doing so well, there are some rumblings he could even rejoin the team on the field as early as this coming Saturday.

Mark Stoops addressed Paschal’s playing status after Thursday’s practice, when asked for an update. Stoops said, “We’ll see. He’s been better this week. He’s been out there feeling better.”

Even if Paschal is unable to go against Middle Tennessee State, it’s great news that he is even close to returning to football. But if he is able to go, it’s an amazing comeback story and he’ll get an enormous reception from the fans in Kroger Field.

Whatever the case, it’s nice to be having this conversation right now.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

4 Comments for Could we see Josh Paschal on Saturday?



  1. Wade
    10:17 pm November 15, 2018 Permalink

    This team needs something to fight for! Let this guy come in after the first series for seniors!

  2. We’re pulling for you Josh!



  3. SuperTroy18
    1:20 am November 16, 2018 Permalink

    Thank God the kid is getting healthy. Whether he ends up actually PLAYING(!) or not, it’ll be an incredibly inspiring story. Dude was NOT gonna let that beat him! Incredible.



  4. zoupman
    8:29 am November 16, 2018 Permalink

    He is playing Sat.