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Injury Updates on Sawyer Smith, Landon Young

Two days after Kentucky’s victory over Arkansas, Mark Stoops shared a few injury updates. Sawyer Smith has received all the shine as of late, so let’s start with Landon Young.

Kentucky’s starting left tackle was slow to get up after Lynn Bowden was sacked late in the fourth quarter. Like almost every ankle injury, the Wildcats must play the “wait and see” game.

“I hope it’s nothing major. We’ll see,” Stoops said. “Sometimes with a big man like that, (you’re) unsure of how he’ll respond. We’ll get him out there and see how it goes, how much he can deal with it.”

Last year Quinton Bohanna was the big guy with the nagging ankle injury. He could not contribute for about a month. If Young cannot go, Naasir Watkins will be Kentucky’s left tackle.

“He played good as well. Really felt like Naasir stepped up and played much more like we expected him to,” said Stoops.

As for Sawyer Smith, the coaches were happy to give him another week of rest. Early reports from team doctors were positive.

“He’s better. Getting the update this morning in our staff meeting that he was further along again, obviously, by not playing. It was important for us to get the victory to get him some more rest so he can continue to get some strength. I think he’s much further along. They threw out a percentage this morning, but it was significantly better.”

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

20 Comments for Injury Updates on Sawyer Smith, Landon Young



  1. Cokely53
    1:23 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

    It’s still crazy to believe he played against USC seeing as he is still not even 100% two weeks out from that game.



  2. Aar
    1:29 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

    Probably shouldn’t have played that game?



    • zoupman
      8:15 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      Should not had played at South Carolina.



  3. stringmusic78
    1:57 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

    The coaches don’t want to admit that Smith is just not that good so much like the kicker they make it about an injury.

    Much more clever to pretend you have a passing threat.



    • Alex90
      2:43 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      First 3 quarters against Florida showed he is a threat but he just makes terrible decisions and gets away with it sometimes because he can sling it when healthy. When you’re not healthy and have nothing on the ball those are turnovers.



    • mashburnfan1
      3:52 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      string….way to bash the K Chance, you are a big man. FYI he will be a great kicker here, kid has lots of talent. He was on a major stage as a FR and hit the ball well just too straight. Would have really helped the kid if the staff had run the ball to the center of the field like most teams do. Not an excuse, he should have made it and he knows it. Maybe you missed some NFL games just yesterday. Pro players paid lots of money missed kicks of that distance and shorter. One even missed an XP that lost the game for his team. And Smith was very good for the 3 quarters our staff let the kids play vs UF. How did the FR all american guy from Auburn do vs UF? Smith was very good, missed a couple easy hits but still, very good through 3 quarters. He in no way lost us that game. Maybe people who bash TW should now see what an amazing job he did at UF last year. Is very hard for FR to play at this level at any position, especially QB.



    • ukisdabest
      10:03 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      1: surprised to see you stand up for any type of uk player
      2: the greatest kicker in the league, maybe all time, Justin tucker missed an XP last year against the saints to send it to OT



    • bailey000
      11:48 am October 15, 2019 Permalink

      I love Kentucky enough to admit that Chance shouldn’t be kicking for us.



    • stringmusic78
      4:26 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      Maybe you missed the fact that the objective for a kicker is to kick it between the posts.



    • 4evrUKBlue
      6:51 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      Lol…mashbum just got b!tch slapped by strinmusic. Hahahaha



  4. runningunnin.454
    2:45 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

    Ummm, young lady…I think it’s his other ankle.



    • SuperTroy18
      2:53 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      Haha! Even making him hold the water bottles while she does it!



    • mashburnfan1
      3:47 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      Obvious that this is not a pic from the game he injured his ankle as we had on chrome helmets Saturday.



    • GoCatz
      3:51 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      RG, you owe me $3 for a dry-cleaning bill….I had just sipped on a Coke when I read this.



    • J-Dub421
      4:12 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      Wooooosssshhhhh!!!! That joke went right over trashburn’s head.



    • runningunnin.454
      4:39 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      Eureka, Archimedes Sherlock mashburntfan has solved the case. His powers of observation and logic would make Scotland Yard blush; it was all so elementary.
      Now let’s see if we can find his sense of humor, sheeeesh.



    • 4evrUKBlue
      6:53 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      RCF you will have better chance of finding a unicorn than finding mashbum’s sense of humor.



    • 4evrUKBlue
      6:53 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

      Sorry I meant RG not RCF.



  5. shelby3605
    7:02 pm October 14, 2019 Permalink

    Our best scenario is to have sawyer back: make teams prepare for both him and lynn bowden. We need to realize that arkansas had no tape of lynn at QB other than the occasional wildcat formation—now there is a full game of tape for opponents to use.



    • Skooms
      11:57 am October 15, 2019 Permalink

      Veey true. However, I think even with a full game tape, Lynn just may show us on Saturday that it doesn’t matter. Look I’m not saying he’s the next Lamar Jackson, but I think he’s a better QB than he’s getting credit for. As matter of fact, I’d even go as far as saying he may have won or at least become QB2 if he had been practicing as a QB instead of WR.