Kentucky fans can let out a collective sigh of relief. “Boom” Williams is back on the depth chart.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said the sophomore running back was cleared to practice Monday and should be ready for this week’s matchup with Vanderbilt. Williams missed Saturday’s UGA game with an elbow injury.
Last week, Mikel Horton’s name occupied the top running back spot on the depth chart. This week, the chart lists Williams’ name first, followed by an “or” before listing Horton’s second.
Williams is the Wildcats’ top rusher, scoring three touchdowns and averaging 80.4 yards per game. He was injured against Tennessee on Oct. 31 after running hard toward the end zone. Upon being tackled, the sophomore spent several minutes on the ground before he finally got up and headed to the locker room.
“He was injured last week but in good spirits,” Stoops said. “He’s going to have to play with some form of a brace on his elbow, but hopefully he’ll be able to handle that and protect the football like we need him to.”