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Nate Sestina battles through shoulder injury vs. Mississippi State

Sestina was having a good game before the injury.

Sestina Jeremy Chisenhall - Sea of Blue

After the injury bug hit hard early in the season, the Kentucky Wildcats had been on a nice streak of consecutive games without an injury.

That nearly changed Tuesday night when Nate Sestina appeared to suffer a significant shoulder injury early in the second half vs. Mississippi State.

It briefly forced Sestina from the game, and feat began to creep around Rupp Arena that a dangerously-thin UK frontcourt had officially reached cripplingly-thin.

Thankfully, that was not the case, as Sestina returned to the game and helped UK finish off an 80-72 win over the Bulldogs.

Some speculated Sestina had dislocated his shoulder when he left the game, but apparently, his shoulder is not capable of dislocating:

That’s certainly a unique shoulder condition, but as long as Sestina is healthy enough to play, it sounds like it won’t be a concern.

The senior forward was having a nice game prior to his injury, as he scored six points on 3/4 shooting. He actually finished tied with EJ Montgomery for the highest +/- of the game (+11). He looked smooth on offense and actually held his on defense against a good Mississippi State frontcourt.

As long as nothing more comes of the injury, this was a good night for Sestina.