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January 26, 2021

Chris Oats Surpasses Significant Rehab Milestone

Nick Roush 8:15am January 26, 2021 1/26/21

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Chris Oats took another significant step forward in his lengthy road to recovery. Eight months ago the junior Kentucky linebacker was hospitalized for an undisclosed medical emergency. After spending months in the hospital and at a rehab facility, he was able to return to his family’s Cincinnati home in October. Kentucky’s coaches paid him a…

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November 14, 2020

WATCH: How Kentucky Plays for Chris Oats

Nick Roush 7:00pm November 14, 2020 11/14/20 Comments Disabled

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If you haven’t taken enough emotional haymakers today, let me provide one more. Chris Oats was supposed to be the Kentucky Wildcats’ starting inside linebacker in 2020. The SEC Network details how a medical emergency put him in a coma and endangered his life before Oats began the long road to recovery with the help…

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October 31, 2020

Chris Oats returned to Kroger Field for the Georgia game

Nick Roush 4:15pm October 31, 2020 10/31/20

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For the first time in 2020 Chris Oats was at Kroger Field on a Kentucky Football gameday. The UK linebacker suffered an undisclosed medical emergency in the spring, sidelining him indefinitely from the game of football. Oats spent almost four months in a rehabilitation facility before was able to return to his home in early October.…

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October 18, 2020

LOOK: Tennessee Football honored Chris Oats ahead of UK-UT game

Zack Geoghegan 3:00pm October 18, 2020 10/18/20

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The story behind Chris Oats’ journey over the last several months has been heart-breaking yet encouraging at the same time. The Kentucky Football linebacker recently made his return home after staying at a rehabilitation center up in Ohio since June. The exact nature of the injury has not been specified by the University, although head…

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October 12, 2020

Mark Stoops says he believes Chris Oats will play again

Jack Pilgrim 8:00pm October 12, 2020 10/12/20

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Prior to this past weekend, updates on UK linebacker Chris Oats were few and far between. News broke of a serious medical emergency that put the junior linebacker in the hospital back in May, followed by a confirmation that Oats was moved to a rehabilitation center in June. As for the specifics, though, the UK…

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Oats, Paschal prove Kentucky’s greatest strength remains resilience

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:30pm October 12, 2020 10/12/20

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Over the past few years, Kentucky Football has faced more than its fair share of adversity. From John Schlarman and Josh Paschal’s battles with cancer, the tragic death of Marco Shemwell, and now, Chris Oats’ recovery from a serious medical issue, this Kentucky team has developed a resilience from what happens off the football field…

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October 11, 2020

LOOK: Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow welcome Chris Oats back home

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm October 11, 2020 10/11/20

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Kentucky beat Mississippi State by 22 and No. 22 made his return home from the hospital all in the same weekend. Following the Wildcats 24-2 victory against the Bulldogs, head coach Mark Stoops posted a picture on Sunday of himself, Oats, associate head coach Vince Marrow, and linebackers coach Jon Sumrall. So overjoyed @Christopheroats got…

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October 10, 2020

22 Strong: UK wins by 22 in game dedicated to Chris Oats

Drew Franklin 11:37pm October 10, 2020 10/10/20

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The Kentucky football team dedicated Saturday’s win over Mississippi State to Chris Oats, a veteran teammate who was hospitalized back in May with a very serious medical issue away from football. Oats spent the last several months in a rehabilitation facility, but returned home to his family this weekend to continue his long recovery toward…

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September 25, 2020

How you can help Chris Oats in his road to recovery

Nick Roush 3:00pm September 25, 2020 9/25/20

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For the second time in three years, the Kentucky football team is playing for more than victories. In 2020 they’re playing for a teammate who is fighting something much bigger than football. Two years ago Josh Paschal fought admirably to take down skin cancer. Now UK linebacker Chris Oats is in a fight of his…

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September 23, 2020

Wildcats discuss honoring Chris Oats this season: “That’s our brother”

Maggie Davis 9:00pm September 23, 2020 9/23/20

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Kentucky plans on being “Oats Strong” this Saturday when the Cats face off against Auburn. That’s the message the team will be wearing on their wrists, in order to honor their teammate Chris Oats, who was sidelined by an unexpected medical emergency in May. Oats is currently recovering from the undisclosed medical emergency in a…

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