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Terry Wilson undergoes successful surgery to repair torn patellar tendon

The first step of a long recovery is complete for the Kentucky quarterback.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Terry Wilson’s long road to recovery from a torn patellar tendon got off to a successful first start Thursday as the Kentucky quarterback underwent successful surgery to repair his injured knee.

In addition to Shawn Smith’s report, Wilson tweeted out a photo with surgeon Darren Johnson, who performed the surgery.

While many athletes who have suffered Wilson’s same injury have struggled to return at the same level before going down, head coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats feel that won’t be the case for Wilson.

“I do anticipate a full recovery from that,” Stoops said two days after Wilson’s injury. “Should not be an issue. Very similar, really the same injury that Darius West had. And Darius came back with no hiccups from that whatsoever. So anticipate a full recovery from Terry, and we’ll miss him this season.”

The Cats are 0-1 since Wilson went down and will look for their first win with Sawyer Smith under center Saturday against Mississippi State.

We wish the best of luck to Wilson on his road to recovery.