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Mark Stoops gives update on injured Cats

Several Cats are iffy to play this week vs. Mississippi State.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

For Kentucky, Saturday’s loss to Florida will be a tough one to recover from, figuratively and literally.

Adding injury to insult, several key Wildcats exited the game and are iffy for this week vs. Mississippi State.

On Monday, head coach Mark Stoops gave an update on the injured Cats, including defensive tackle Phil Hoskins, who suffered an injury during pregame warmups and did not play. He is questionable for this week vs. the Bulldogs.

That’s the same designation Stoops gave safety Taj Dodson, who left Saturday’s game with an injury. He actually was replacing Yusuf Corker, who was ejected from the game due to targeting.

For what it’s worth, neither Hoskins or Dodson are listed on this week’s depth chart.

Wide receiver Isaiah Epps is still out with a foot injury suffered in the preseason. Stoops says the junior is progressing but isn’t ready to make his 2019 debut.

Finally, true freshman cornerback M.J. Devonshire will have a minor surgical procedure on his wrist and may play with a cast on his wrist for several weeks.

The good news is all of these guys are backup, but it still hurts Kentucky’s depth as they enter a key stretch of their season. The next two games on the road vs. Mississippi State and South Carolina will go a long way in determining how good the 2019 season will be for Kentucky Football.