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Is the wait almost over for Josh Paschal’s return? One teammate seems to think so.

Are we inching toward a return from Kentucky star pass-rusher Josh Paschal?

Redshirt freshman linebacker Jordan Wright seems to be hinting at it…

This evening on the Twitter machine, Wright wrote “The wait is almost over” for Paschal, attaching a photo of the two hugging on the Kentucky sideline:

Certainly a good sign, right?

It falls in line with what head coach Mark Stoops said about the sophomore pass-rusher on Monday.

“Josh is doing good. He’s doing very, very good,” Stoops said. “We’re very encouraged by Josh, his recovery and what he’s doing. So maybe I’ll have a nice smile on my face and good update here in the next couple of weeks. We’ll see, but he’s getting better.”

Stoops went as far as to say Paschal is doing some light running and working on his body weight.

“The procedure that was done to his foot is healing. And that’s what he’s dealing with right now. But he is doing some light running. He is progressing with some body weight stuff right now.”

Did the team get that good update they were looking for? We’ll learn more about it tomorrow afternoon.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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12 Comments for Is the wait almost over for Josh Paschal’s return? One teammate seems to think so.



  1. ScottGreene22
    7:28 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Welcome back!!!



    • zoupman
      8:27 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

      No way he is back by Ga game. Light running is not football.
      Maybe gets a couple of snaps against Middle Tn?



  2. maximumscott
    7:45 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Can u imagine?!?!? Geeze the great thing is that we wouldnt need him to go all that much. Maybe on some 3rd downs here and there. But wow great to hear. I bet by UGA game



  3. Justin
    8:02 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    We really need to learn if the 4-game redshirt rule includes post-season games.



    • Wade
      9:08 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

      I’d be ecstatic if he played in the last game got to practice and play a bowl game! Wow josh faith and hard work pays off!!! Let’s gooo



  4. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    8:05 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Maybe they’re hinting at unleashing him on Missouri if he’s needed. Locke’s accuracy isn’t very good against pass rushing teams and with him in there to spell our main guys that’ll make for a long night. Play the UGA game, then let him rest for the championship game if we make it while saving his red shirt eligibility for the bowl game with the willingness to burn it if you make to the natty. Not saying we will but that could be the plan. Shouldn’t need him in any other game unless UT keeps getting better.



    • mashburnfan1
      9:02 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Heavy maybe’s there. No way we can get to a natty game with this offensive play calling {pun intended as it is offensive}. Fact is if Gran does not get this offense going we will not have to worry about beating Mizzou, UGA and could lose to Tenn. This team is a top 10 team on defense and special teams {when we get to use Poore to do the FG kicking}. Offense I really believe can be good but Gran and his play calling is baffling. Vandy can’t stop th run, PERIOD. We should have come out and run it down their throat, mix in some play actions with medium routes {maybe 1 deep} and put the game awaythen let Wilson do some passing. NO, Gran still thinks backward passes, stupid WR screen, 1 yard routes and 3rd and 16 qb draws or a 5 yard route across the middle. Look the rules are geared for the offense, even a 3rd and 30 throw the damn ball down field, may get a hold, may get a PI, hell we have some players now we may get a catch. Why would any WR or TE stay committed to UK? I would look to go anywhere else right now. Poor CJ, feel so bad for that guy as he has incredible talent, we just use him as an OL, which is great he can block but he could be so much more. Same with our WR group, we are wasting talent and will probably see some transfers. This is the SEC Gran, throw it down the field, not side to side. Watch Bama tape and try to learn something.



  5. jimmer
    8:17 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Being cleared to play and being game ready are two very different things. Happy for him no matter what.



  6. dcforuk
    8:20 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Great question Justin. Too lazy to google and research……



    • katmandue2you
      1:10 am October 22, 2018 Permalink

      They reported on pregame show that he was running and sprinting and working out during pregame warmups. Worked up a good sweat and looked good



  7. michaelb
    10:01 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    What year is paschal?



  8. RondoTheDonThough
    11:11 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Was I dreaming or did I read he had been lifting (upper body) and core work in between classes and chemo sessions? Maybe I’m dreaming. If that’s the case then the weight can be solid with a few weeks of lower body workouts in a perfect world.