Something is up with Keion Brooks.
After seemingly being back from his calf injury when he took part in the Kentucky Wildcats’ Pro Day on Nov. 12, Brooks is somehow still not fully practicing with his team yet.
John Calipari, true to form, has been very vague on Brooks’ injury and timetable for a return. Brooks went from likely missing the first week of action (he did) to likely missing 2-3 more weeks, which Calipari said on Nov. 30.
Now a week after those comments, Calipari is once again saying Brooks is still 2-3 weeks away from returning.
On Keion Brooks, Jr., returning, Cal again said it may be two or three weeks into the future.— Jerry Tipton (@JerryTipton) December 8, 2020
Calipari tends to keep the waters muddy when it comes to players dealing with multi-week injuries. But if Brooks is truly missing all of this time because of his calf injury, you have to wonder if it’s not more serious than Calipari is letting on.
Mind you, this injury supposedly happened sometime in the late summer/early fall, so it’s kept Brooks hindered for at least two months.
At this rate, Brooks may not be back until the second semester begins in January when Kentucky is well into SEC play.
A little more transparency on the Brooks situation would be nice. If its just a longer than expected recovery then harmless to explain that, right? If something else, at most other places those things are disclosed in a general way.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) December 8, 2020
As much as the current Cats are struggling amid a 1-3 start, it doesn’t sound like Brooks is walking through that door anytime soon.