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Kentucky loses D’Eryk Jackson to significant injury

Another major hit at linebacker.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

The Kentucky Wildcats wrapped up spring football today with their final team scrimmage.

By all accounts, Kentucky managed to get through spring ball without many injuries, but they did suffer a significant one recently.

On Saturday, head coach Mark Stoops revealed that sophomore linebacker D’Eryk Jackson likely suffered a season-ending injury last week. It was apparently a non-contact injury sustained during warmups.

Heading into the 2021 season, linebacker is easily one of the biggest question marks, and this only makes things worse since Jackson was expected to compete for a starting spot, likely as Jamin Davis’ replacement at middle linebacker.

Because of this loss, don’t be surprised if Kentucky looks for another linebacker to add via the transfer portal. This position is just too thin to feel confident about it heading into the 2021 season.

This also means incoming five-star linebacker Trevin Wallace is very likely to have a major role as a true freshman.