KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Stephen Johnson is at least temporarily without his big-play receiver.
Jeff Badet is heading to the locker room after a first-quarter hip injury, according to a Kentucky spokesperson. Badet suffered the injury on a kickoff return.
Badet leads the SEC in yards per catch. He hasn’t been targeted so far Saturday.
The Wildcats are looking for their first win in Knoxville since 1984.
UPDATE: The UK Radio Network is reporting that Badet will try to get loose at halftime. It’s a hip pointer injury.