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The latest news regarding the injury is encouraging.

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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.

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Headlines

UK Football offers former in-state prospect - Cats Pause

Jeord Smith is a name to keep an eye on.

Calipari says Fredrick will be ready by start of season - Herald Leader

Let’s hope so.

Anonymous coaches praise UK Football recruiting in Ohio - KSR

Another testament to what Stoops and Marrow have done in the state.

Kentucky projected to Liberty Bowl - Athlon

Kentucky vs. Neal Brown and West Virginia?

WFT will not be renamed Warriors - ESPN

One name is off the table.

The Arizona State mess is getting messier - Yahoo

Not a good look.

Warriors discussing deal for Lillard - Bleacher Report

Talk about a deadly shooting team.

Underutilized potential first rounders - CBS

A look at some guys who didn’t have big college careers but will be drafted early.