Sound Off: Kentucky football has to recover from 2 devastating injuries
In the latest Zaxby’s Sound Off episode, SEC Country Kentucky writers Kyle Tucker and Joe Mussatto discuss depth chart decisions and how coach Mark Stoops and his staff will replace two senior starters who sustained significant injuries. With less than two weeks remaining before Week 1, can Kentucky recover from these big injuries?
- Senior wide receiver Dorian Baker sustained a fracture-dislocation in his left ankle during Kentucky’s scrimmage on Saturday, and the projected starter will miss “significant time” and possibly the entire 2017 season, the team announced this week. That comes on the heels of a scrimmage the previous week when starting left tackle Cole Mosier went down with a torn ACL in his right knee. Mosier is out for the season and Baker’s status is uncertain. How significant are these injuries, and where can Kentucky turn for replacements? (0:25)
- Many expected redshirt freshman A.J. Rose to be Benny Snell’s primary backup at running back, but Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said Tuesday that junior Sihiem King is “no doubt” the No. 2 option at running back. What does this decision say about the group, and what does King bring to the table? (3:38)
- Kentucky is transitioning from fall camp to preparing for the season, starting with the Sept. 2 opener against Southern Miss. Stoops said on Saturday that this is the time when players start separating themselves on the depth chart. We discuss which freshmen could make the trip to Hattiesburg, Miss., and be of help in Week 1. (7:07)
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