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Luke Wright collapses on UK sideline

Luke Wright went down on the sideline and needed immediate medical attention.

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Luke Wright says he’s alright:

Thank goodness!


After the game, head coach Mark Stoops reported that Wright was “responsive,” but added that he could elaborate no further on the quarterback’s condition or what caused his collapse.

“That was very scary for all of us,” Stoops said. “Our team was a little bit shook.”

Starting quarterback Stephen Johnson briefly spoke about Wright after the game:

The Kentucky Wildcats had a very scary situation occur Saturday night.

During the fourth quarter of their game vs. the Missouri Tigers, backup quarterback Luke Wright went down on the sideline and immediately received medical attention. Wright wasn’t hit by any player. He simply collapsed on the sideline.

Medical personnel immediately went to Wright’s aid, and he was eventually placed on a stretcher and rolled out of the stadium. We’re not going to speculate on what the issue is until UK makes an announcement.

During the broadcast, SEC Network reporter Olivia Harlan reported that Wright was able to sit up in the ambulance as he was transported out of the stadium.

Wright, who came to UK as a transfer from the University of Cincinnati, was originally a walk-on quarterback for the Wildcats. However, he was awarded a scholarship this year.

We will keep you posted on whatever the medical issue was for Wright as more details become available.