The Kentucky Wildcats will face their first real opponent Sunday when the Georgetown Tigers come to Rupp Arena.
Unfortunately, Dontaie Allen will not be suiting up, as the freshman forward is still recovering from a torn ACL and broken collarbone sustained over the last year.
During his Friday meeting with the media, head coach John Calipari said that Allen is still unable to practice fully, but the Pendleton County native is doing individual work.
“Dontaie hasn’t started practicing yet, so he’s doing stuff individually,” said Calipari. But his knee and his shoulder set him back.”
Back at media day on October 1st, Calipari guessed that Allen was a month away from being fully cleared. That means Allen will likely miss both exhibition games and probably Game 1 vs. Michigan State.
Ideally, Allen can start practicing fully in early November, then make his in-game debut sometime in the middle or end of the month. After all, he’s been hyped up as one of, if not the best shooter on the team, so getting him back ASAP would be great for a UK team that has a big question mark when it comes to three-point shooting.
We also know Allen is working tirelessly to get back on the court and ensure he’s ready to make an impact whenever that happens. Hopefully, he won’t have to wait much longer to do so.