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Aaron Bradshaw out vs. Miami but is fully practicing; Big Z still sick

Aaron Bradshaw is inching closer toward his UK debut. What about Big Z?

Aaron Bradshaw. Tre Mitchell. Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue

Update: During the John Calipari Monday call-in show, the Kentucky Basketball head coach announced that Aaron Bradshaw will not play vs. Miami.

However, Calipari did reveal Bradshaw is now fully practicing, so his return to game action should be coming very soon.

Calipari also gave a brief update on Zvonimir Ivisic, who is out of practice due to an illness. Ivisic still hasn’t been cleared to play by the NCAA, but this setback certainly won’t help him get into game shape for whenever he is cleared.

“He’s in a different country, eating different food. There’s probably some stuff floating around his body that it isn’t used to attacking,” said Calipari.

As for Ugonna Onyenso, Calipari added that the sophomore forward is “Bouncing around, running, and jumping.”

The Kentucky Wildcats are getting prepared for a top-ten matchup against the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday night, and it appears that John Calipari’s squad will be without all three of their seven-footers once again.

While we still wait for the NCAA to clear Zvonimir Ivisic, rumors have been swirling that Aaron Bradshaw could be making his return in the coming days.

In an Instagram Live video tonight, Bradshaw did confirm that he will not play against the Hurricanes on Tuesday, but is “like a week” from returning to play.

Bradshaw also mentions he has started working out with the team, though, confirming the reports he would start practicing last week.

The Cats will miss him in Tuesday’s matchup, however. Miami forward Norchad Omier comes into the matchup averaging 15.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, giving the Cats another tough matchup down low. Going to need another solid physical effort from Tre Mitchell and Adou Thiero to help contain the Hurricanes front-court in this one.

Nevertheless, the Cats will be working with a full roster soon. Let’s get to work.