The Kentucky Wildcats avoided another major injury scare Saturday when Alex Poythress left during the first half vs Arizona State due to a hyperextended knee.
Luckily for Alex and the Cats, it wasn't enough to keep him from playing in the second half as UK turned a one-point halftime lead into a 14-point win over the Sun Devils. While Poythress was able to return during Saturday's win, it's still something he's missing practice because of.
Head coach John Calipari revealed this during his Monday call-in show. Cal said Alex didn't practice Monday and probably wouldn't Tuesday either, but did say it was only precautionary.
The senior forward is having a great bounceback season after tearing his ACL last season. He's averaging what would be a career-high 7.3 rebounds per game to go with 9.6 points per game on 57.8% shooting. He's notched 31 points 19 boards over his part two games to go with three double-doubles this season after having just two in his previous three seasons.
Oh, and he's already thrown down a dunk-of-the-year candidate:
That Alex Poythress dunk. Here's your #PowerPlay of the game presented by @lgeku. #BBN pic.twitter.com/HU6s7AJ7jO— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) December 13, 2015
The Cats won't be back in action until Saturday when they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in the CBS Sports Classic.