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Kentucky will Enter the 2018 Football Season Healthy

Mark Stoops expects a clean slate of health when the Kentucky football team enters preseason camp in just a few weeks.

Kentucky had to end the 2017 season without All-SEC tight end, C.J. Conrad, who broke his foot in the penultimate game of the year at Georgia.  Entering his final season at UK, Conrad has undergone four surgeries in four years; a sports hernia, a foot and a procedure on each shoulder.

“I’m 100 percent right now,” Conrad said.  “I would just call it bad luck, to be honest.  I’ve really taken care of my body these last six months and I don’t think that’s going to happen again.  I’m not concerned at all.  I’m ready to go.”  

Kentucky had to rely on walk-on tight end Will Roden this spring because Conrad’s back-up, Justin Rigg, suffered a spleen injury.  It was Rigg’s second internal injury since he arrived on Kentucky’s campus in 2016.  Stoops said there is no cause for concern moving forward and Rigg will return in time for camp.

Another position that struggled with depth in the spring was the Will linebacker.  Jordan Jones suffered a shoulder injury and his back-up, redshirt freshman Jamin Davis, injured his knee.  Jones is not yet 100 percent, but like Davis, he should be back in time for the start of camp in August.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

8 Comments for Kentucky will Enter the 2018 Football Season Healthy



  1. kjd
    3:07 pm July 16, 2018 Permalink

    Will enter the season healthy….sounds optimistic considering this is mid-July and both will linebackers aren’t 100%.



  2. Biglaw Dawgin'
    3:53 pm July 16, 2018 Permalink

    Knock on some wood brah.



  3. Catlogic15
    4:11 pm July 16, 2018 Permalink

    Premature-We usually have 2-3 busted up during training camp.



  4. kyle heavy
    5:02 pm July 16, 2018 Permalink

    How about “will enter summer camp healthy.”

    Jeez. Way to jinx us.



  5. CombatMedic_98
    6:13 pm July 16, 2018 Permalink

    It’s time to move on from the Jones era…need some bigger ILB’s to stop those big runs. I mean yes he had stats and big plays but, we need a couple of Micha Johnsons’ in the middle!!!



  6. satcheluk
    9:10 am July 18, 2018 Permalink

    Spleen injury? Yikes!