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Saturday Quickies: Prayers for Chris Oats Edition

The Kentucky linebacker is in the hospital with an undisclosed illness.

NCAA Football: Missouri at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Late Friday evening the rumors began to swirl that Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Chris Oats had been admitted to the hospital. Kentucky Sports Radio confirmed those rumors with a statement from the family of Chris Oats:

“Chris Oats is in the hospital due to a medical issue. The family has asked us to confirm that the issue is not related to Covid-19. Chris is expected to move to a physical rehabilitation center in the near future. The family requests that their privacy be respected during this time.”

The serious nature of this illness most likely means that Oats will not be taking the field for the Cats this season. He was most likely going to be a starter for his Junior season. This is devastating for Oats and his family.

Prayers from all of us from A Sea of Blue.

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