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Bam Adebayo injury is high ankle sprain

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This is a significant injury that can sideline a player for months.

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Before Sunday’s charity softball game, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari did a brief Q&A session about a number of topics.

A lot of it was pumping up all of UK’s accomplishments on and off the court, but there were some interesting tidbits Cal revealed.

Among them was that freshman forward Bam Adebayo had been dealing with a high ankle sprain, which is a pretty significant injury.

“He’s had a high ankle sprain, and they’ve been very, you know, careful with that,” Cal said. “He’s working now, but it is only one-on-one. They don’t want him in a game of 5 (on-5) just in case. He’s just coming back from it.”

Here is a video of Cal talking via cn2, where the Bam segment starts at the 6:00 mark.

The first report of Bam dealing with an ankle injury came in early June, which, based on what Cal said, means it took him over two months just to get where he is at now in his rehab, unless that was a separate ankle injury altogether.

This injury can take anywhere from six weeks to multiple months before it fully heals. It sounds like Bam may have suffered Grade 2 sprain, which takes 6-12 weeks to heal from.

Hopefully, this is nothing that will affect Bam when training camp opens.