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Dominique Hawkins misses LSU game

Just as Dominique Hawkins was finding a role with the Cats, he went down with a scary ankle injury.

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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.

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.