Article in Las Vegas Sun intimates with not much subtlety that UK mishandled the Derrick Jasper post-micro-fracture surgery:
Recovery can take up to 18 months, but Jasper was back and playing under first-year Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie by late in the fall, missing the first 10 games of the season before making his sophomore debut.
"The doctor kind of kept close contact with me, his trainers did, and they kept assuring me that they wouldn't put him out there until he was ready," said his mother, Sue Jasper. "I trusted them, and felt like they knew what they were doing. He told me like two days before (his first game back), and I was kind of shocked that he was going to go in."
Neither Gillispie nor Kentucky's medical staff responded to interview requests.