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Injury sidelines Russ Yeast for Kentucky game

Andy Lyons | Getty Images

Andy Lyons | Getty Images

The Louisville Cardinals will be without a starting defensive back in Saturday’s Battle for the Governor’s Cup at Kroger Field.

Scott Satterfield revealed at Monday’s press conference that Russ Yeast will be sidelined vs. Kentucky after the junior underwent knee surgery. The Cardinals’ starting strong safety is fifth on the team in tackles with 61 this season. He also has recorded a pair of sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.

The son of UK great Craig Yeast, Russ initially committed to UK as a four-star high school prospect. Yeast has been a starter for most of his career. He temporarily left the team following Bobby Petrino’s termination until he was persuaded by Scott Satterfield’s staff to stay at Louisville.

Article written by Nick Roush

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6 Comments for Injury sidelines Russ Yeast for Kentucky game



  1. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    1:44 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Hate to see any kid get hurt. But yeesh, that secondary is already Swiss cheese. Assuming relatively decent weather, if Lynn can pass at all it should be against the Cards.



  2. Ben27
    2:27 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Terrible about his injury! Does anyone know why he changed his mind taking the Cardinals over the Cats? We lost our Safety before the season started, at least they had him for 11 games. Another wet and windy game on store for the Cats and Cards! I like our chances! Their passing offense is better than ours and our defense is better than theirs, the weather should give us a distinct advantage. Both teams going bowling is a credit to each.



    • notFromhere
      3:02 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

      He’s a junior now and I had forgotten about him. No idea why he switched up, except that the year he committed was the year Barker went down, I think. UL might have had a heisman winner that year. Can’t remember.



  3. bbn606
    2:50 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    I wish Yeast had been in blue. Sure hate to lose a legacy recruit.



  4. notFromhere
    3:04 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    If he didn’t want to be here, I’m glad he’s not here.



    • bbn606
      8:59 am November 26, 2019 Permalink

      I think his Dad was expecting an assistant’s job.