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Marcus Lee injury update: Status unknown for clash with Texas A&M

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Marcus Lee is the latest Cat to suffer an injury, and he's now iffy to play vs the Aggies this weekend.

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Another game, another injury for the Kentucky Wildcats.

For whatever reason, the Cats can't seem to shake the injury bug that's been plaguing them for this entire season. The latest victim is junior forward Marcus Lee, who suffered a strained back during the first half of UK's 80-70 win over Tennessee.

When the second half opened, Lee was seen on the sideline having his back worked on by a trainer, and he ended up never returning to game action. It never looked like Lee was in serious pain, and John Calipari revealed after the game that Lee's back simply tightened up.

However, Calipari said it's unclear if Lee will play in Saturday’s game against the Texas A&M Aggies. If he's out, that would leave UK without their top big men as Alex Poythress is also out after a minor knee procedure.

"If we’re without Alex and Marcus Lee, and we go to Texas A&M on College GameDay, with one day off, it’s not going to be easy, Cal said after the game."

Lee finished the night with four points on 2-of-3 shooting, including this highlight-reel lob from Tyler Ulis:

If he's out Saturday, it's untelling who starts at the 5 spot, but Isaac Humphries and Skal Labissiere would get starters minutes there either way.