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Positive injury update on Dekel Crowdus

It appears Crowdus avoided a major knee injury.

Dekel Crowdus on Twitter

It would appear the Kentucky Wildcats got great news regarding the status of wide receiver Dekel Crowdus.

On Thursday, it was reported that Crowdus suffered a significant injury in practice, and the initial fear was it could be season-ending.

However, KSR’s Ryan Lemond reports Crowdus won’t need surgery, which suggests the true freshman won’t miss all of 2021.

It’s unclear how long Crowdus will be out, but it’s still wonderful to hear he didn’t suffer a major knee injury that could have cost him his true freshman season, as well as put him on a long path of rehabbing the injury before being able to play again.

Crowdus, a consensus 4-star recruit in the Class of 2021, played at nearby Frederick Douglass High School before signing with the Wildcats. He was the third-ranked recruit from the state of Kentucky and 300th-overall recruit in his class via 247 Sports Composite.

Kentucky was banking on Crowdus having a significant role in a revamped receiver group that, combined with new offensive coordinator Liam Coen, looks fully capable of helping this passing game reach a level we’ve not seen under Mark Stoops.

The Wildcats still have three weeks until their regular-season opener vs. Louisiana Monroe, so there’s certainly time for Crowdus to heal up before actual games arrive.