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Ahmad Wagner injured, Stoops says “hopefully” he will be ready for Tennessee

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Hopefully this is not a serious injury.

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A bye week is coming at a great time for big Wildcat wide receiver Ahmad Wagner, as he is nursing a leg injury according to coach Mark Stoops.

On his weekly radio show, Stoops noted that Wagner will “hopefully” be ready to suit up for Kentucky when the Tennessee Volunteers come to town on November 9th.

Wagner left the game in the third quarter against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, and it seemed as though there was an injury to his left leg. Wagner caught only one pass for a single yard on Saturday, but he drew a huge pass interference call on an early drive.

Wagner is second on the team in receiving for the season, behind only Lynn Bowden. He has 249 receiving yards on 13 catches and leads the team with two receiving touchdowns.

Although Wagner has not been a primary target of any quarterback this season, he has been the most effective as he has drawn pass interference flags on nearly half of his targets. And while he has only caught one pass from Lynn Bowden since his reign at quarterback started against Arkansas, he has been the target of several passes on third and long in an effort to draw a flag.

With Bowden at quarterback, the Wildcats could use any help they can get at the receiver position. So if at all possible, I know the Kentucky training staff will get Wagner ready to go in the next two weeks.

A win over Tennessee puts the Cats in a great position to win seven regular season games, and they certainly have a better chance to win with Ahmad Wagner on the field.