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Drew Barker and Boom Williams injured vs New Mexico State

Not great Bob.


Boom Williams has returned to the game and appears to be fine. Drew Barker remains in the locker room and UK has given no update on his status.


It’s taken less than three full games for Kentucky football to embrace what looks like the ‘season from hell’ scenario.

The Cats are currently struggling with New Mexico State, one of the worst FBS teams in college football. Making matters worse is the Wildcats have watched quarterback Drew Barker and running back Stanley ‘Boom’ Williams go down with injuries.

For Barker, it was a back/knee injury in the first quarter that forced him out of the game. After being examined on the sideline, Barker was then carted to the locker room before Stephen Johnson took over at QB.

Williams was injured towards the end of the first quarter with an unknown injury that had him writhing in pain on the field after being tackled on a run. He was able to get up and jog off the field after several minutes, but then received treatment on the sideline.

It has since been reported he is suffering neck spasms and is being held out. Jojo Kemp is already missing this game due to injury, which means Benny Snell, Mikel Horton and Sihiem King will get the bulk of the touches going forward.

We’ll be keeping an eye on both situations. Losing both could be fatal for UK in this game and going into the meat of SEC play.