It looks like Isaiah Briscoe will be back in action very soon.
The sophomore guard is dealing with an injury to his back and hip after taking a hard fall last week vs Duquesne. He then missed wins over Cleveland State and UT-Martin before getting an MRI, which revealed nothing more than a minor contusion.
According to Kyle Tucker of SEC Country, Briscoe is fine and could return as soon as Monday vs Arizona State.
The MRI “showed a deep muscle contusion of the gluteus maximus,” a team spokesman told SEC Country on Saturday. That’s a bruised butt. Briscoe made the flight with the Wildcats to the Bahamas for Monday night’s game against Arizona State and is still listed as “day to day.”
As Mark Collier notes, for once, butt hurt can be used accurately on the internet.
In all seriousness, this is great news for UK, who simply can’t afford to lose Briscoe for an extended amount of time. The Cats can get by offensively, as evidenced by UK scoring 100 points in back-to-back games.
However, the defensive impact Briscoe brings cannot be denied, which will be critical in the Kentucky Wildcats’ matchups with UCLA, North Carolina and Louisville in December.