After Kentucky defeated EKU, head coach John Calipari didn’t five much of an update on EJ Montgomery, saying “he’s hurt” and that the sophomore forward is now “day-to-day.”
Hopefully this is nothing significant and Montgomery returns Tuesday vs. Evansville.
Unfortunately, the Cats will be without sophomore big man EJ Montgomery due to an ankle injury that he suffered vs. Michigan State on Tuesday night.
Sophomore forward @EJMontgomery23 will not play tonight vs. Eastern Kentucky after sustaining a right ankle injury vs. Michigan State on Tuesday. He is being evaluated by the @KentuckyMBB sports medicine staff daily. pic.twitter.com/zym3UvAnrJ— Kentucky MBB Stats & Info (@UKMBBStatsInfo) November 8, 2019
The Cats should be fine in this one without EJ taking the floor, but hopefully this isn’t something that lingers, as they will definitely need him going forward in what is already a thin frontcourt.
That’s even more true with him being the second big to suffer an ankle injury, now joining Nick Richards in that category. The good news is Richards will play vs. EKU, and you have to think Keion Brooks will be getting more minutes off the bench tonight.
We may even see more of Kahlil Whitney at the 4, something Kentucky should be able to work with vs. a smaller Colonels team.