Kentucky’s running back corps will likely be without its top rusher for the rest of the game against Louisville on Saturday.
Sophomore running back Boom Williams went down in the final seconds of the first quarter against the Cardinals with a right elbow injury and he likely won’t return, the Lexington Herald-Leader’s John Clay reported. Williams returned to the sideline in the second quarter with his arm in a sling.
The sophomore running back was trying to gain a few more yards on his carry when a hard tackle immediately shook him up. He went straight to the locker room to receive medical attention.
This isn’t Williams’ first injury of the season. Williams injured an elbow against Tennessee at the end of October and was forced to sit out for the UGA game.
SEC Network announcers Dave Neal and Matt Stinchcomb said Williams’ fellow running back JoJo Kemp was also out for some time with some form of a right knee injury he sustained early in the game Saturday. But with in the second quarter, Kemp was back on the field. With Williams likely done for the day, the Wildcats will need Kemp to step in and fill that void.
Before he went to the locker room, Williams scored one rushing touchdown and ran for 37 total yards on seven carries as Kentucky led 21-7.