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INJURY REPORT: Kavosiey Smoke out with rib injury, Bryce Oliver “close”

One of Kentucky’s most explosive playmakers will be absent from the lineup for “a few weeks.”

Mark Stoops revealed Monday afternoon that running back Kavosiey Smoke suffered a rib injury when he was taken down from behind against Ole Miss. Stoops did not get too specific, but noted it was a combination of broken ribs and damaged cartilage.

Through less than two games Smoke had 91 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries (7.6 yards per carry). The timetable for Smoke’s return is fluid, but he’s expected to miss at least a couple of games. “It’s a pretty painful injury. He’ll be out for — it just depends how long he’ll be out. We’ll see how the pain goes,” Stoops said.

Wide receiver Bryce Oliver traveled to Auburn but did not play. Despite warming up for Saturday’s home opener at Kroger Field, the starting wide receiver did not see any snaps. “He’s close,” Stoops said. “Hopefully h’ell be out there with us this week (against Mississippi State). We feel like he will.”

 

Article written by Nick Roush

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

6 Comments for INJURY REPORT: Kavosiey Smoke out with rib injury, Bryce Oliver “close”



  1. wildcats8
    12:50 pm October 5, 2020 Permalink

    Would love to see us get Travis tisdale going



  2. VMI1957
    1:45 pm October 5, 2020 Permalink

    Miss St 45 UK 14



    • mashman 93
      2:04 pm October 5, 2020 Permalink

      I thought this team would be better on defense but that isn’t the case. I really don’t have any problems with our offense. I am so happy that we are able to play sports during this bs that I really don’t care what our record is at the end of the season probably goes for basketball too.



    • mashman 93
      2:05 pm October 5, 2020 Permalink

      That was meant to be a post not a reply. Sorry.



    • Ryan Lemonds Toupee
      3:41 pm October 5, 2020 Permalink

      62 – 21



  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    5:20 pm October 5, 2020 Permalink

    Crape! Our best RB. Oh well, I saw on another post where “Stoops Diagnoses Defensive Problems…”. I hope he has the cure. I don’t see a score like the 2 knuckleheads posted above, but it could easily be as bad or worse than Ole Miss if we don’t improve.