Not one, but two Kentucky starting linebackers are dealing with broken hands.
We already know Kash Daniel suffered a fracture that required minor surgery, though he was able to play through it while wearing a club in last week’s win over Missouri.
Now, Jordan Jones may be in a similar situation against the Georgia Bulldogs this week. Head coach Mark Stoops made the announcement Thursday, adding Jones would play with a club against Georgia. The injury happened in practice this week.
It’s not ideal to have two linebackers injured, and even though they’ll play, having a club makes it harder to wrap up, and Georgia is not the team you want that issue against.
In eight games this season, Jones has racked up 46 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four pass deflections and one forced fumble. He’s actually never grabbed an interception this year, and it’s hard to see him doing so Saturday with a big club on his hand.
As for Daniel, he’s recorded 54 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one pass deflection. While it’s unfortunate they’re both battling injuries, at least they’re playing in the biggest game in Kentucky Football history.
Kentucky needs all hands on deck to slow down the Dawgs.
Mark Stoops confirms Jordan Jones has a broken hand like Kash Daniel he will play with a club. Later noted Chris Oates and DeAndre Sqaure will see playing time pic.twitter.com/ILq8u1iZhP— Aaron Gershon (@agershon99) November 1, 2018
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