The Kentucky Wildcats will be without junior guard Dominique Hawkins against the LSU Tigers.
Hawkins, who injured his ankle Saturday in a win over the Ole Miss Rebels, is missing his third game of this season due to injury after Kentucky ruled him out prior to tip off in Baton Rouge.
Dominique Hawkins is out tonight vs. LSU with a sprained left ankle. #UKvsLSU— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) January 6, 2016
UK pregame show says guard Dominique Hawkins is in street clothes and not available tonight due to his sprained ankle.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) January 6, 2016
Still, as scary as Hawkins' injury originally looked, this isn't the worst news he could have. Hawkins injured his leg during the second half of the Cats' 83-61 win over the Rebels while trying to defend an Ole Miss player driving to the rim, but came down hard on his leg and grabbed his ankle awkwardly.
After writhing in pain for a minute, Hawkins had to be carried off the court while being unable to put weight on the ankle and then wheel-chaired back to the locker room to have x-rays done, which revealed no breaks.
This comes after Hawkins had his breakout game against the Louisville Cardinals, a game in which he scored 13 points to help UK pull off a 75-73 win.