There seems to be some encouraging news regarding the injury/surgery that occurred to Kentucky guard CJ Fredrick.
The latest reports are that Fredrick will be back on the practice court before the season starts, although team doctors have assured CJ and his family that there will be no rush to return to practice.
This update was also posted by Kentucky Sports Radio’s Jack Pilgrim last night.
Sources tell KSR that Monday’s surgery was done not to repair a new injury, but instead fix a lingering issue stemming from his time at Iowa. After a successful start to his time in Lexington – Fredrick had dedicated his first month-plus on campus to getting back in game shape and transforming his body, already losing ten pounds since his arrival – the nagging leg injury resurfaced midway through last week and the redshirt junior decided to get it checked out by team doctors. The lower-leg issue wasn’t painful, but there was growing irritation.
It seems like the surgery was more of a proactive measure as opposed to something that was necessary and should put a lot of the injury concerns that plagued Fredrick during his time at Iowa.
Injuries really kept Fredrick from hitting his true potential as a Hawkeye, but hopefully this surgery will put those behind him and allow him to thrive in his new role in Lexington.
Best wishes to CJ for a speedy and full recovery.
Tweet of the Day
.@CJ_fredrick had a minor procedure today that needed to be done at some point before the season. He and his family decided to be proactive and have it done now rather than wait. We are all happy it went well and he will be back better than ever and ready to go for the season!— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) July 12, 2021
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