Kentucky’s star nose guard will not return to the field this week when the Wildcats travel to Columbia, Missouri.
Mark Stoops revealed Monday that Quinton Bohanna will miss “some time” after suffering a knee injury at Tennessee. Luckily, the senior did not tear any ligaments that would force him to undergo season-ending surgery.
“Quinton will be out for a bit, but nothing major. Thanks goodness for him and for us. I’m not sure how long that will be, but he will be out this week,” Stoops said.
As I put on my amateur sports medicine doctor’s cap, it sounds like Bohanna sprained his knee. The timetable varies on the severity of the sprain. Nevertheless, it’s great to hear that Bohanna will return to the field at some point this season.
Marquan “Bully” McCall will handle the majority of the reps at nose guard in Bohanna’s absence. True freshmen Justin Rogers and Josaih Hayes will be tasked to spell McCall throughout the game. A four-star recruit and the highest-ranked player from the state of Michigan in 2017, Stoops expects McCall to rise to the challenge.
“I’m really excited for Marquan because he needs to, he needs to step up,” said Stoops. “Quite honestly, we need to put that kind of pressure on him and he needs to put it on himself to play at the level he’s capable of and I expect him to do that.”