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Doctors held Terrence Clarke out vs. Vols; will make call on his status in coming days

Sounds like Clarke’s status for the rest of the season will be revealed soon.

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The Kentucky Wildcats played their 10-consecutive game on Saturday without freshman Terrence Clarke who has been out with an ankle injury since the Louisville game on December 29th.

After a loss to the Missouri Tigers on Wednesday, John Calipari noted that there was a chance we would see Clarke against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday.

As we all now know, Clarke was held out of the game and it was one that the Cats would go on to lose 82-71 to move their record to 5-12 on the season.

In an interview with Tom Leach after the game (via CatsPause), Calipari said that the doctors held Clarke out of the game and there will be a determination on his future in the next couple days.

“The doctors held out Terrence, and I think [Sunday] or Monday they’ll let us know how long he’s going to stay out,” Calipari said. “He wants to play, but they’re telling him he can’t.”

In what has been a series of narrow losses for this team (losing 6 of the last 7), it is crucial that they get Clarke back on the floor sooner rather than later if they want a real shot at making an SEC Tournament run to try and make the NCAA Tournament.

Clarke is the second leading scorer on this team averaging 10.7 points as well as 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

Hopefully in the next couple days, we get good news on the status of Clarke moving forward, and we get to see him take the floor once again as this team tries to figure things out before heading to Nashville. But it’s clear that seeing him play in a UK uniform again is no sure thing.

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