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Tai Wynyard in walking boot because of dog bite

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Even so, must love dogs!

NCAA Basketball: Mississippi State at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Tai Wynyard is looking to take on a bigger role with UK next season.

First, he’ll have to get healthy, which he’s apparently not at the moment. Thanks to a run-in with a furry fellow, Wynyard is sporting a walking boot, though he seems to be in good spirits at the Hurricane Harvey telethon:

Wynyard averaged 0.7 points and 0.9 rebounds and appeared in 15 games this past season. He logged a season-high 12 minutes and pulled in two rebounds in UK’s overtime victory against Georgia Jan. 31, though he appeared in just two of the final 16 games.

This offseason, Wynyard was selected to represent the Kiwis at this year’s FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup. He was selected as one of 12 members of the Junior Tall Blacks for the 2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup, and he was easily the team’s best player while putting up big numbers throughout the tournament.

The hope is Wynyard gets into the rotation next season and provides UK with some much-needed depth at center.