On Saturday, senior wide receiver Dorian Baker suffered an ankle injury; minutes ago, we finally heard official word from UK about it.
According to a press release sent out by Mark Stoops, Baker suffered a fracture-dislocation in his left ankle during Saturday’s scrimmage and will miss significant time and possibly the entire 2017 season. Baker is scheduled for surgery tomorrow; it will be performed by Dr. Darren Johnson at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
“We’re very disappointed for Dorian, as he had a good offseason and was helping lead our receivers during preseason camp,” Stoops said. “However, we are hopeful for a full recovery and look forward to his eventual return to the field.”
Baker started in 23 of 32 games in his first three seasons at Kentucky. In 2016, he missed the first three games due to a preseason hamstring injury but returned to catch 14 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns. By the end of the year, Baker became just the 27th player in school history to compile 1,000 career receiving yards with 1,015.
As UK points out, Baker has a redshirt year available and could return in 2018 if he does not play this season.
Get well soon, Dorian.