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Kentucky loses Keaton Upshaw to season-ending injury

The Cats’ tight end depth gets dinged.


The Kentucky Wildcats have taken a hit to their tight end depth.

On Monday, head coach Mark Stoops announced that reserve tight end Keaton Upshaw would miss the rest of the season due to an injury suffered in practice last week. The good news is it’s early enough in the season that Upshaw will now take a redshirt and return as a redshirt freshman in 2019.

The Lima (OH) product committed to Kentucky back on July 1 of 2017. He made the call while holding offers from the likes of Louisville, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Temple, Ohio, Purdue, Bowling Green, Temple and Western Michigan among others.

Upshaw was a three-star tight end in all of the major recruiting services. The 6-6, 226 pounder was listed by various services as a tight end/h-back. ranked him as the 25th-best recruit from Ohio and the 29th-best tight end recruit.

Hopefully, the injury wasn’t bad enough to keep him out too long. He was on pace to end up redshirting as it was, but he would have still been able to practice, develop and possibly replace CJ Conrad next year after the senior graduates.