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John Calipari gives injury update on CJ Fredrick

CJ Fredrick is inching closer to being fully back.

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CJ Fredrick is almost back, but he’s not quite there yet.

Back in July, the Iowa Hawkeyes transfer had a procedure on his leg to help fix an injury that had been bothering him for the last few seasons, though the recovery timeframe was only expected to be about a month.

Today during Kentucky’s media day, head coach John Calipari revealed that Fredrick still isn’t 100% back, despite reportedly being cleared to resume basketball activities in late September.

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard actually took part in last week’s Pro Day and Big Blue Madness, even winning the 3-point shooting contest. However, he’s not been doing full-contact drills.

Fredrick is expected to play a major role on the team this season as one of the better shooters in college basketball. As a 46.6% career 3-point shooter at the college level, he fits in perfectly to the new four-out guard system that John Calipari has hinted at running this season with his Kentucky Wildcats.

Here’s to hoping Fredrick is able to fully practice and is back up to full speed when Kentucky faces the Duke Blue Devils in three weeks.

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