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Davonte Robinson Suffers Season-Ending Injury

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Andy Lyons | Getty Images

Kentucky’s most experienced playmaker in the secondary will miss the entire 2019 football season.

UK announced Davonte Robinson suffered a season-ending right quadriceps muscle injury during summer training on Tuesday that will require surgery.

Following a mass exodus in the secondary, Robinson was expected to be Kentucky’s leader in the defensive backs’ room. The most experienced player in the young group, last season Robinson recorded 42 tackles, 3 for loss, four PBUs and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown as time expired against Florida. The Lexington native was a four-star recruit for Henry Clay High School when he picked Kentucky over Notre Dame in 2016.

Of all the players to suffer a season-ending injury, few are more difficult to replace than Robinson. Expected to be the leader that could erase mistakes made by inexperienced players, Robinson was prepared to step into a Mike Edwards-esque role.

Mark Stoops’ difficult task to find a completely new secondary just got exponentially more difficult.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

20 Comments for Davonte Robinson Suffers Season-Ending Injury

  1. cats646
    11:52 am July 25, 2019 Permalink

    Fuk this sucks!!!!!!

  2. LegggoooCats
    11:54 am July 25, 2019 Permalink

    Prayers for Davonte ??????

  3. mashman 93
    11:56 am July 25, 2019 Permalink


  4. ClairsyDarsiy
    12:02 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

    Hang in there Devonte!!

  5. Headhurts
    12:08 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

    Still have 5 weeks, go heal bro, come back next season, next man up !

  6. ballplayerstu
    12:21 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

    So UK football… Ugh

    • cats646
      12:38 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

      Shhhhhh!! We killed that phrase last year! Let that saying die along with the old UK football!! Every team has injuries, and it used to cripple us. But now we’re strong enough to bounce back from it!! Come back stronger than ever Davonte! Until then these boys will hold down the fort. Next man up!
      BRING IT!!!
      Go big blue!!

    • ballplayerstu
      12:53 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

      I take it back seriously, next man up and I still have hopes in our team!! Go Cats!!

    • cats646
      2:34 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

      Lol hell yea brother! Just don’t let it happen again or I’ll come through your computer screen haha. I get a little too worked up when it comes to UK football lol.
      GO CATS!!

    • JASUN74
      9:26 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

      Cata646 with the save!!! Lol. Way to come back around ballplayerstu!! Prayers for Devonta and hope he comes back better than ever, No doubt in my mind he will. We have a great bunch of young Cats that are bitting at the bit to get playing time, now they just need to believe in themselves and Coach Stoops and really listen to him and they will be great!!

      I know this is a bad thing and as far as experience goes, it will hurt, BUT,!!, lol. This is what’s made Coach Stoops name and he’s the very best in the entire country at teaching this position!!! I’m betting right now that it’s motivating him like we couldn’t believe, and with the talent that is here, (although young), he’ll have this group playing big time SEC football!!

      We may hear how young and blah blah during that first game, but then in a couple games, it’s going to be, “Where the heck did they find this guy?”, and. “How the heck did this kid fly under the radar?” Lol. Again, I hate to hear that for the kid, but I’ll 100% sure we can get it done, we may just have a superstar or two that has to play earlier than we wanted them too. Lol. ! Go Cats. Best Coaching Staff in the Country!!

  7. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    12:48 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

    This could be associated with any number of individuals needing to be replaced on the training staff.

    • runningunnin.454
      1:12 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

      Hate it for him; and, for us. Yeah, stretch and warm up…and a heating pad before practice would help.

    • notFromhere
      5:41 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

      Could also not be associated with anything. Injuries happen.

  8. gacat123
    12:49 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink


  9. Duck_Butter
    1:20 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

    Hoping for a speedy and full recovery for Davonte. Hate this for the kid as he has a bright future. Positive note for what this means for UK football: Excuse in recruiting for the down season. Negative note: We are going to get scored on at will by teams in the SEC, no way around it. Better hope our offense can balance it. Our Dline should hold up to the weaker non SEC teams on our schedule.

    • cats646
      2:36 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

      Our front seven will keep enough pressure on the QB so we won’t get scored on at will. These young backs are gonna have to step up in a big way though.
      BRING IT!!

  10. Ridge Runner
    1:55 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

    Devastating for him and our team.

  11. notFromhere
    3:24 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

    Tough break for a great player. We got your back, Davonte! Praying for a speedy and full recovery. We’ll miss you on the field, but you’ll stay in our prayers

  12. Cousins Fake Tooth
    6:35 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

    Didn’t Cousins come back from quad injury like 1.5 months later?

    • JASUN74
      9:29 pm July 25, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah but it didn’t require surgery.. I don’t believe anyway CFT.