We haven’t seen Terrence Clarke play in a game since the Louisville game back on Dec. 26.
Since then, he’s been reportedly dealing with an ankle injury, and after the Kentucky Wildcats’ loss to the Missouri Tigers, John Calipari had an unusual update on the situation with Clarke.
Then says if he can't practice without limping, he won't play. And adds that at a certain point, if you're out five or six weeks with an ankle injury, maybe the pain is just too much for you to play. https://t.co/fMFCZUD9Ke— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) February 4, 2021
Calipari on UK Radio Network postgame offers more on Terrence Clarke: If you're limping around after 5 weeks and the MRIs and scans show nothing's wrong, you can't play.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) February 4, 2021
It’s a rather odd comment to make, and seems like Calipari is calling Clarke out for not returning to action.
We’ve known there was more to the Clarke injury than meets the surface for a while. The timeline of his return continued to shift, and every few games, his expected return date continued to be pushed back.
Now, many fans are left wondering, will we see Terrence Clarke on the floor in a Kentucky uniform again this season?
It’s a reasonable question to ask as the regular season begins to wind down. Less than a month remains until Kentucky’s regular season finale against Ole Miss on March 2, and the Wildcats only have eight games left on the schedule.
Of course, just a few days ago, Clarke tweeted that he’ll be on the basketball court soon.
Soon brotha ⌛️— Terrence Clarke (@terrenceclarke_) February 2, 2021
Who knows what is going on, except that this is just another confusing piece in a season that is looking like a jigsaw puzzle scattered across the floor.