By now, you probably have seen the controversial tackle against Terry Wilson last night, which resulted in a knee injury that led to Wilson being carted off the field.
As we wait for the official word from UK about Wilson’s injury, I can’t overstate how drastic of an effect Wilson’s absence will have on Kentucky moving forward.
This was Terry Wilson’s team, and while he didn’t look spectacular last night, it is clear through the first two games that he feels more comfortable at the helm of the Wildcats offense and potentially losing him for the season alters Kentucky’s forecast for their 2019 campaign.
Luckily, Kentucky did land grad transfer Sawyer Smith, who looked solid in relief duty last night, but Smith will now be thrust into the thick of conference play in a crucial stretch to determine what this Kentucky season looks like.
These next three games (Florida, South Carolina, and Mississippi State) will present a major learning curve for Smith as he adjusts to SEC football.
Hopefully when all is said and done, Wilson’s injury isn’t as serious as it appears, but for right now, we should probably assume Wilson will miss an extended amount of time, especially as we watched several pass calls for Smith late in the game with a lead and Mark Stoops after the game didn’t seem to have a ton of optimism in his voice.
Let’s wish Terry a full and speedy recovery! You hate to see such a horrible injury happen to a player that’s one of your team’s leaders, but also by all accounts, a good guy off the field as well.
Tweets of the Day
Dangerous horse collar tackle against Terry Wilson. pic.twitter.com/Vsf8T4URJk— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 8, 2019
In case you haven’t seen the play in question.
Sawyer Smith's first completion is a 54 yard TD pass to Ahmad Wagner. That will do. pic.twitter.com/TrD0VQSmcv— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 8, 2019
Not a bad first pass for Sawyer Smith.
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