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Boom Williams' injury called week-to-week

The latest on Kentucky running back Boom Williams, who injured his elbow during Saturday's loss to Tennessee.

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The Kentucky Wildcats took more than a loss to the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday.

They also lost arguably their best player to injury after sophomore running back Boom Williams injured his elbow. Head coach Mark Stoops said Monday during his weekly press conference that Williams would be out this week, but it was a week-to-week ordeal and not a season-ending injury. That's a great sign that the injury wasn't as serious as it initially looked, but it's still a tough loss not having Boom against Georgia this week.

The injury happened during the second quarter against the Vols on a goal-line run as Williams tried to beat a defender to the end zone on a run to the left, but was tripped up and then brought down on a hard hit by cornerback Justin Martin.

Williams appeared to land hard on his left elbow and remained down on the field for several minutes before being helped to the locker room to be further evaluated. Stoops said after the game Boom Williams would be out for a bit, but wasn't sure as to the extent of it until today.

Since Boom isn't playing vs Georgia this week, it's safe to assume Mikel Horton and Jojo Kemp will have to carry the load going forward as it's next man up. Those two are next up on the depth chart with Horton holding the starting spot.

"Injuries are going to happen," Stoops said after the game. "We love Boom and all of our players and injuries are going to happen and we got to get back in there and go to work."

Listening to quarterback Patrick Towles' comments after the loss, it was clear Boom's injury was serious.

"It hurts," Towles said after the game. "He’s a really good football player. He does a lot of really good stuff for us. My heart goes out to him. I don’t know the extent of what happened, but my heart goes out to him. He’s a wonderful player and a wonderful person, so we’ll rally around him and I know he’ll be our No. 1 fan."