Kentucky was short-handed against Alabama with ten players sidelined by either injury or COVID-19 contact tracing. If the Cats are able to make the trip to Gainesville they will be without even more players.
Mark Stoops said Wednesday evening that Kentucky will be without 18 players and 10 staff members due to injuries and COVID-19 contact tracing. The Wildcats will have one more test before they board a plane to Florida on Friday. The game is in danger of being postponed based on those test results.
“We can’t afford anymore,” Stoops said. “We get tested again tomorrow morning and let’s hope — we can’t afford any more.”
He added: “To say it’s not strange, that’s an understatement because everyday you’re holding on. Every time my trainer and Dan Brezowitz are walking down my hall, ‘Please, stay away.’ I’m trying to keep my distance from those guys and we’re getting people dinged a couple times a day.”