In the span of 72 hours, Alex Poythress’ status changed from “day-to-day” to “able to play” to “two weeks away.”
Kentucky coach John Calipari offered the latter projection after the Wildcats’ 82-48 blowout win over Georgia on Tuesday night.
Calipari simply said Poythress — who is dealing with a right (non-surgically repaired) knee issue, according to the team — will be out two weeks, and refused to comment further.
“I don’t think there’s any reason to talk about it,” Calipari said.
Word of Poythress’ injury broke before Kentucky’s game against Florida on Saturday. The program called it a “day-to-day” issue, then assistant coach John Robic said Poythress would be available to play on Tuesday, but the senior didn’t suit up.
Two weeks from now, Kentucky will have three regular season games remaining: vs. Alabama (Feb. 23), at Vanderbilt (Feb. 27) and at Florida (March 1).
The Wildcats (18-6, 8-3 SEC) are currently 0.5 games behind LSU for first place.