Kentucky got a much-needed win over Florida on Saturday, but it came without the services of the Cats' lone senior.
Alex Poythress missed the game due to a knee injury that he apparently suffered during the week, but the decision to hold him out still wasn't made until right before tip-off. John Calipari said as much after the game and how he was just as surprised as anyone Alex wouldn't go.
But Poythress wasn't the only player held out for this game as junior guard Dominique Hawkins also sat out. He had played in the two previous game after missing a month of action due to a high ankle sprain, but apparently had a setback that caused Calipari to hold him out vs the Gators.
"Dom, he didn't feel healthy enough to play," Calipari said. "It's funny, five minutes before the game, (knocks), all right, I thought I was going in to talk to the team, and it's the trainer, 'Alex isn't playing today.' Who did he step on in the warm-up line? I'm going to fire somebody this time. No, no, his knee was just been bothering him, so he can't go."
It sounds like Dom should be ok going forward, but the same isn't necessarily true of Alex.
"I don't know. He'll go get X-rayed tomorrow to see," Calipari said when asked of Alex's status going forward.
We'll keep you posted on any updates that come out on this, but we should have a good idea of Alex's status within the next 24 hours.