it doesn’t appear Kentucky will have Mychal Mulder back until next weekend at the earliest.
Mulder is sitting out with what the team is calling an illness, which has kept him sidelined since last Saturday’s win over South Carolina. During his Wednesday call-in show, head coach John Calipari said Mulder is expected to be out around 10 more days due to the ‘illness.’
On Thursday, Calipari reiterated that timeline, though did give some wiggle room for it to be shorter or longer if necessary.
“My guess is 10 days, but I could be wrong one way or another a few days,” Cal said. “But I would guess 10 days.”
The senior guard is averaging 6.5 points and 1.9 boards in 11.6 minutes per game. He ranks second on the team in three-point percentage (40.4%) among Wildcats who've appeared in at least 10 games, though he's hit just one of his last six attempts from deep.
It is worth mentioning that, amid this mysterious sickness that has no name, Cal has said in the past he would never announce in-season suspensions, but instead describe them as a ‘sickness,” as he wrote in his book, Player’s First.
it’s still more likely Mulder is dealing with an illness, but what Cal wrote above does make you wonder. And you’d almost rather it be some kind of suspension instead of an illness that is so bad it’s causing him to miss two weeks of action.
Whatever the case is, hopefully Mulder gets well soon and returns to the court, where UK could use his senior leadership right now.