It seems like every year we hit media day, at least one player has some kind of bump or bruise that they’re dealing with.
This year, it’s Keldon Johnson, who suffered an ankle injury during Kentucky’s Pro Day and open practice on Sunday. It looked bad at first, as Johnson was lying on the Rupp Arena court in obvious pain, then gingerly walked back to the locker room to be examined by trainers.
Head coach John Calipari later said it was just a minor tweak, which was a major sigh of relief. Still, there was some question coming into Thursday’s media day as to how long the injury could sideline Johnson.
During his meeting with the media, Calipari said that Johnson is “full to go today,” so it sounds like the freshman wing should not miss any time.
Make no mistake about it: Having Johnson at 100 percent for Game 1 against Duke is the ultimate goal, so Kentucky will do everything to make sure that’s what happens, even if it meant missing Big Blue Madness and the Blue-White Game.
Thankfully, it sounds like that won’t be necessary if Johnson is indeed a full go. That also means Kentucky has its entire roster healthy and ready to rock for the upcoming season, which has the potential to be a very special one, and Johnson will be a big part of that.
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