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Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad is out for the rest of the 2017 season.

Kentucky TE C.J. Conrad out for rest of season with foot injury

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad will miss the remainder of the season with a left foot injury, coach Mark Stoops announced Monday afternoon.

Conrad sustained the injury last Saturday against Georgia. He was seen after the game on crutches and with a boot on his left foot. It’s a Lisfranc injury in the mid-foot. Conrad will have surgery on it Tuesday morning.

The junior tight end is one of Kentucky’s biggest threats in the passing game and the staff has praised him for his blocking ability. The LaGrange, Ohio native had 16 receptions for 286 yards and four touchdowns this season.

Kentucky has used three-tight end sets in recent weeks with Greg Hart and Justin Rigg alongside Conrad. But Conrad isn’t the only tight end who has suffered from an injury.

“Unfortunately, Justin (Rigg) got hurt in the game too,” Stoops said Monday. “He’s in a boot. He has an ankle injury as well, and Greg has played in a cast on one wrist for about two or three weeks and the last couple weeks the other wrist has been in a cast during practice. So, hopefully he’ll be healthy this week.”

Offensive guard Nick Haynes wore No. 89 last week against Georgia, but he’s not an option at tight end moving forward.

Kentucky and Louisville kick off at noon ET Saturday at Kroger Field.