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The 2008 Season -- A study in injury and frustration

Comes now word out of Lexington that Patrick Patterson, Kentucky's all-world freshman, has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left ankle and will be lost to us for the season.

Sometimes, there are simply no words to say, and this is one of them.  Patterson has meant the world to us, and it's hard to imagine us winning many more games without him, especially at this point in the season.  But unfortunately, that is the lot we have drawn.

I have no idea what we will see this Sunday, but you can bet that Joe and Ramel are going to do all they can to pull this team together and find a way to be competitive.  A lot will be asked of guys who have played almost no minutes this entire season, and we will have to wait and see how the Wildcats respond to this devastating loss.

When it rains, it pours, and it has poured on Kentucky this season.  We have played for several years without significant injury, and that is all catching back up now in one season.  It is frustrating to us all, but we cannot and will not lessen our support, our hopes, or our expectations in the face of this unfortunate news.  It's another tough break in a season full of them, and all the Cats can do now is stand up and play the best basketball they can, and try to make their injured team members proud by leaving it all out there on the floor.

Better days are coming.