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Mark Stoops staying mum on Devin Leary’s status vs. Alabama

Will he play vs. Alabama?

Kentucky v Mississippi State Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images

Update: During his Monday press conference, head coach Mark Stoops declined to say for sure that Devin Leary is good to go this week when the Kentucky Wildcats host the Alabama Crimson Tide.

However, Stoops did say Leary can see better out of the eye that was bothering him in the win over Mississippi State.

“He (Leary) was having a hard time reading off the wristband at that moment,” Stoops said. “He can read it now.”

For what it’s worth, DraftKings still has Bama as a 10.5-point favorite, which was the spread before Kentucky kicked off vs. Mississippi State. I can promise you that the line will grow significantly if Leary is going to miss this game.

Gonna need all hands on deck for the Tide, so here’s to hoping Leary recovers and has a good week of practice for the Cats.

The Kentucky Wildcats got to win No. 6 Saturday night in a venue they’d not won in since 2008, defeating Mississippi State, 24-3.

For the second straight week, quarterback Devin Leary had an efficient game, completing 13/22 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns with zero turnovers.

However, there were a couple of injury scares, as Leary left briefly in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. Kaiya Sheron came in, but Leary eventually returned following a timeout after being checked on in the injury tent.

Then, in the fourth quarter, with Kentucky up 24-3, Sheron replaced Leary, who went into the injury tent before returning to the bench and sitting down.

As it turned out, the second issue was Leary had something in his eye that was affecting his vision, according to Mark Stoops and Liam Coen.

If Leary were to miss time, he’d miss Kentucky’s biggest home game of the season next week when the Alabama Crimson Tide come to Kroger Field. Nick Saban’s squad is 8-1 following a 42-28 win over the No. 14 LSU Tigers.

As for Sheron, if he gets the starting call, he’ll enter the game having completed just 19/33 career passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns vs. one pick. He lost his only career start, which came last year when he started at home vs. South Carolina while Will Levis sat out due to injury. Kentucky lost 24-14.

Let’s hope QB1 is good to go when the Tide come to town.