The Kentucky Wildcats are on the road to Gainesville. Saturday’s game at The Swamp is officially a go.
Typically, road trip details are unimportant, but this isn’t a typical year. On Wednesday Mark Stoops warned of a potential COVID-19 cancellation, reporting that 18 players and 10 staff members would miss Saturday’s game vs. Florida due to injury or contact tracing.
“We can’t afford any more,” Stoops said. “We get tested again tomorrow morning and let’s hope — we can’t afford any more.”
Even though the Wildcats’ travel roster might be lighter than the usual 70, the latest COVID-19 tests did not produce enough positive results to put UK below the 53-man roster SEC threshold that calls for a game’s cancellation.
Kentucky did not have ten players last week at Alabama. Leading tackler Jamin Davis and reigning Ray Guy Award winner Max Duffy are expected to return this Saturday, but UK’s offense will still be without Chris Rodriguez when they take on No. 6 Florida at noon tomorrow on ESPN.