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Kentucky No. 1 RB undergoes knee surgery

Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:11 am
Edited on: June 17, 2011 11:26 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

Joker Phillips' first season at Kentucky was a bit of a roller-coaster ride, but the Wildcats were able to finish the regular season 6-6 and return to the postseason for the fifth straight year. Much of that was thanks to the work of playmakers Derrick Locke and Randall Cobb. With Locke and Cobb gone, the primary rushing responsibilities are falling on speedy sophomore Raymond Sanders. Sanders had knee surgery this week, so his preparation for his first season as the primary back will be put on hold for the time being.

UK officials confirmed to LEX18 in Lexington that Sanders had undergone arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage on his left knee. After successful surgery, Kentucky expects Sanders to be back on the field in August when the Wildcats start practice.

Sanders rushed for 254 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman, adding to 16 receptions for 114 yards and one touchdown. With seven home games -- and no out-of-conference opponent more challenging than Louisville -- the schedule sets up well for Phillips' second year at the helm in Lexington. The surgery should not set back Sanders too much, but the expectations will be high for the 5-foot-8 speedster from Stone Mountain, GA.

Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 12:30 pm

Kentucky No. 1 RB undergoes knee surgery

That is not only the lamest argument... it is a total copout. First of all Rich Brooks got UK to OVERachieve. Second, they are in last place almost every year in the $EC. Third is that I cannot stand when UK fans say they would win or be better in another conference.. You are bad in one you will be bad in another. If UK went to the Big ten say... they would still be in the bottom half..
Uk plays NO ONE non conference and ends up being 2-6 or 3-5 at best in the $EC every year.. have a record of 7-5 or 6-6 and play in Tennessee in a bowl game againts a lower opponet from the big east or ACC. I am not impressed at all, UK without Rich Brooks will be in for a rude awakening..

Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 7:11 am
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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2011 12:18 pm

Kentucky No. 1 RB undergoes knee surgery

I love my Cats, but their offense will be weaker than Red Cross Kool-aide this year.......this certainly doesn't help matters much. The SEC is just a brutal conference.....UK could be a perennial upper-division team in virtually any other conference, but the SEC is just too much.......

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