According to KSR’s Jack Pilgrim, Kentucky Wildcats guard CJ Fredrick is set to miss multiple weeks due to a finger dislocation.
The good news is there is reportedly no ligament damage, so we should see Fredrick back on the court sometime in January.
With Fredrick out, true freshman Adou Thiero and Illinois State transfer Antonio Reeves figure to get more minutes.
CJ Fredrick is expected to be out “a few weeks” with a finger dislocation, source tells KSR— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) December 30, 2022
No ligament damage, which would have kept him out as long as two months.
Overall solid injury report for a player Kentucky needs to get rolling during SEC play
There is a chance the Cats could be one wing player short however, as CJ Fredrick suffered a dislocated finger in the first half of last night's game, and was ruled out after the half.
John Calipari was asked about the injury to Fredrick in the post-game press conference, and didn't give much insight into where his availability is come Saturday.
In fact, we got a good ole’ “Haven't seen him,” to carry us through.
John Calipari says he didn't see CJ Fredrick since the game ended, but the belief is he has a dislocated finger— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) December 29, 2022
It’s been an up-and-down season for Fredrick thus far after missing the entire 2021-22 season due to a torn hamstring. He’s currently averaging 7.2 points per game on 41.8% shooting, including 38.8% shooting from deep.
Things are looking rough around the UK program, and with the gauntlet this team has in January things need to start getting fixed fast.
Let’s hope they won't have to go through that without one of the best shooters on the team in Fredrick, who can still become a very important piece for this team.