LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jojo Kemp didn’t play last Saturday against Missouri as Mark Stoops said the senior running back is dealing with a broken hand.
Stoops had said during his press conference Monday that Kemp could play this week against Georgia but that he’d have a cast on. The coach elaborated more on Kemp’s injury during his radio show Monday night, saying Kemp could play, but only in an emergency situation.
“He’ll be better than he was a week ago,” Stoops said. “He was willing to play, he’s in some pain obviously. He’s got a hand, a broken hand that he’s willing to play with. He’s got a cast on it, but ball security can be an issue with a cast on it.”
Jojo Kemp has a soft cast on his left hand. Doesn't look to be limiting him in pregame. pic.twitter.com/2BkS3NC7lc
— Joe Mussatto (@joe_mussatto) October 29, 2016
Kemp had a soft cast on his left hand last Saturday against Missouri but didn’t play. Kentucky faces Georgia at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
Kemp has been primarily used as Kentucky’s third back this season. The senior has 145 yards and three touchdowns on 41 attempts this season.
Stoops said Kentucky will look to get sophomore Sihiem King more involved in the run game.