LEXINGTON, Ky. — Mark Stoops mentioned in on his radio show Monday night, and Stephen Johnson confirmed Tuesday that his wrist has been bothering him.
The Kentucky quarterback didn’t bring it up after throwing for just 49 yards Saturday against Vanderbilt, but said Tuesday that what sounds like a minor injury occurred way back in Week 2.
“It really happened during the Florida game, a little bit of pain in my wrist,” Johnson said, looking at his right wrist. “I’ve just been getting treatment on it and it feels a lot better now.”
The Wildcats get a week off before playing Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. It’s a well-timed space in the schedule for Stoops’ squad to get healthy.
“I think it comes at a good time,” Stoops said. “I think our guys really have pushed themselves the past couple weeks, and we are getting thin and banged up. So, it should help.”
If Johnson were to suffer a more serious injury, quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw is confident in where backups Gunnar Hoak and Luke Wright are.
“Gunnar is getting better and better and better,” Hinshaw said. “He came out today fired up, ready to go. The kid wants to play and so does Luke Wright. They’re busting their tail and I’m really proud of them. They’re ready to go, and again, we’re gonna continue to let ’em compete and see what happens.”