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Marcus Lee head injury update

It doesn't look like Marcus Lee's head injury is too serious, but it was enough to keep him out for most of Thursday's loss to UCLA.

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It looks like Marcus Lee is fine after he was able to travel with the team back to Lexington:


The Kentucky Wildcats are licking their wounds following their first defeat of the season.

A bad night vs UCLA was made even worse as junior forward Marcus Lee to a head injury during the first half. UK later announced that Lee's injury was severe enough to rule him out for the rest of the game as the Cats went on to lose, 87-77.

"He got hit in the face," John Calipari said after the game. "It must've been a pretty good whack, because his nose was bleeding and he had a headache, so we were afraid to do anything with him."

Kyle Tucker of the Louisville Courier-Journal is now reporting Lee is listed as day to day with his injury:

If this is a concussion, there's no telling when Lee will return. The good news is Kentucky doesn't play again until next Wednesday against EKU. It wouldn't be surprising to see UK play it safe and hold him out if he's still dealing with the injury.

Lee is in the midst of his most successful season in Lexington while helping the Cats jump out to a 7-0 start and earn the No. 1 ranking. He is averaging career highs in points (8.3) and rebounds (7.6) while notching the first two double-doubles of his career, including a 10-point, 10-rebound performance against No. 5 Duke.