Back on July 9th, it was reported that 2022 point guard and Kentucky Wildcats commit Skyy Clark suffered a partially torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee, keeping him sidelined the remainder of the summer.
Despite being unable to participate in the ongoing Nike EYBL, Clark and his family still made the trip to South Carolina to check out the event John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff were present evaluating recruits.
Clark’s father, Kenny Clark, spoke with Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader over the weekend, and he is optimistic about his son’s long-term outlook.
The injury happened during a 5-on-5 workout when Clark stumbled, and his leg locked up to try and catch his balance. His father called it “a freak accident.”
As for his recovery, doctors believe the future Wildcat should be back to 100% in six months.
“He’ll be on the road to recovery,” his father said. “BBN has got nothing to worry about. … He’s not letting that injury slow him down. He’ll attack it like he attacks anything in life.”
His father added that the Kentucky coaching staff has been checking in on Skyy every day since the injury making sure he is doing okay.
“They’ve been very supportive. It changes nothing with them,” he said. “Coach Cal told me, ‘Kenny, I know you’ve got it handled.’ They’ve been checking in every day, just checking in on him, making sure he’s good mentally and everything. And he actually is great mentally. He’s taking this as a challenge. He’s excited for this process.”
Even though Clark hasn’t been able to participate in this summer’s events, he is still getting a chance to see other top players in his class and trying to get them on board for the Wildcats’ 2022-23 season.
Kenny Clark noted that Skyy keeps in regular contact with other top players in the class. When asked if any of them are standing out, Kenny noted that shooting guard Shaedon Sharpe was “freaking amazing,” and that point guard Jaden Bradley was playing really well.
“The Team Final guys — do I even have to speak about them?” he said with a laugh. “They’re amazing.”
Skyy Clark will undergo surgery for the injury this week.
You can check out everything Kenny Clark had to say this weekend at the Nike EYBL here.