A day after Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said running back Boom Williams is week-to-week, the Wildcats got some good news Tuesday.
Williams seems to be recovering quickly from the elbow injury he sustained Saturday against Tennessee, and could be ready to go in a matter of days, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jen Smith.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Monday that Williams would not play Saturday against UGA. Williams was also not on the depth chart the school released Monday. Regardless of the running back’s status Saturday, this is certainly a turning point for the Wildcats.
Williams went down in the second quarter of Kentucky’s eventual 52-21 loss to Tennessee at Commonwealth Stadium. Earlier in the game, Williams had injured his arm, but not to the point where it knocked him out permanently. The elbow injury did end his night though, when he took a big hit charging toward the end zone minutes before halftime.
The sophomore running back is one of Kentucky’s biggest playmakers, accounting for more than half of the team’s rushing yards per game. As a whole, the Wildcats average 142.6 yards on the ground. Williams averages 80.4 on his own and has three rushing touchdowns this season.