One Kentucky wide receiver can’t catch a break.
When Isaiah Epps took the field at Auburn, it was the wide receiver’s first game action since 2018. No. 81 was targeted only once, but still suffered an injury in the line of fire.
“He’s got a few things going on. He hurt his thumb in the first game back. The foot’s getting better, so he’s got a few things happening to him,” Stoops revealed Friday afternoon.
Epps was not dressed to play against Ole Miss. This week he was removed from the depth chart. The timetable for his return is unknown.
Last year Epps was expected to return to the team after he broke his foot in preseason practice. One setback after another prevented the deep threat from ever playing a down, forcing him to take a redshirt season.
Epps has caught 12 passes for 131 yards in his career. Even though Kentucky has lost one deep-ball threat, Stoops is hopeful that another explosive wide receiver, Bryce Oliver, will be able to return to the lineup after a hamstring injury sidelined him for the first two weeks of the 2020 season.