Kentucky announced that C.J. Conrad is out for the season with a foot injury, but Mike Edwards should play Saturday.
If you need any more proof of that, oddsmakers have Louisville listed as a 9.5-point favorite in this in-state matchup. While that seems like bad news for the Cats, they’re no strangers to beating Louisville as big underdogs.
Look no further than when Kentucky was a 28-point underdog at Louisville late in the 2016 season. They’re now hoping lightning will strike twice a full year later as the Cards roll into Lexington.
In the meantime, Kentucky has updated the depth chart for this week’s matchup. The most notable part of it was C.J. Conrad still being listed a the starting tight end. Conrad suffered a foot injury at Georgia that looked bad, possibly even a broken foot, but it looks like it’s not that bad.
Mark Stoops isn’t one to leave a lot of mystery with injuries. He’s pretty forthcoming, so the fact that Conrad is still on the depth chart, if nothing else, says his injury isn’t too serious.
Still, I think Conrad is 50-50 at best for this week.
Another injured Cat that Kentucky must have this week is Mike Edwards. The star safety suffered a hip pointer vs Georgia, which has him looking iffy for this week. He’s still on the depth chart.