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Smith banged up in Mississippi St. game

Wood is the next QB up
Posted: 6:15 PM, Sep 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-23 18:15:03-04
Kentucky Mississippi St Football

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky has already lost starting quarterback, Terry Wilson, to a season ending knee injury. Now there's some concern about his back-up.

Sawyer Smith took a couple of shots late in the first half against Mississippi State and there was even talk he might not play the second half. He did finish the game but it appears Smith is really hurting now. "Hopefully he will be good today," said Coach Stoops at his weekly press conference. "We will see but he was definitely sore yesterday. Wouldn't have been able to throw any passes yesterday at all, so need to see how his recovery goes the next couple of days."

If Smith is unable to go in practice throughout the week, the next man up is former Lafayette QB, Walker Wood. He's not played a snap yet for the Wildcats as a redshirt sophomore. "Walker is an extremely hard worker. Knows what to do with the football," Coach Stoops said Monday. "(He) Has worked hard coming back off his surgeries to compete and play at the highest level he can. So we are confident in Walker. We would also have to look at some other options with some other guys as well."

The Wildcats are looking for their sixth straight win over South Carolina. They travel to Columbia for a Saturday game that kicks off at 7:30 on the SEC Network.