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Nik Hall suffers an injury that will likely end his 2023 season

An early blow to the Big Blue Wall.

Nik Hall UK Athletics

One of the biggest storylines for the 2023 Kentucky Wildcats will be the development of the Big Blue Wall, which was a major weakness last year.

Unfortunately, that unit just lost a potentially key player right as fall camp gets going.

During Friday’s media day, head coach Mark Stoops announced that redshirt freshman Nik Hall could miss the entire 2023 season due to injury.

“Nik had an injury, and I think he is going to have to take a medical redshirt,” Stoops revealed. “There’s another tackle there that had some promise but had an injury and is going to have a hard time coming back.”

Stoops did say the injury is still being evaluated, but the initial diagnosis suggests he won’t be back on the field anytime soon.

The son of former Kentucky offensive lineman Antonio Hall, Nik was a four-star recruit in the class of 2022. He redshirted in 2022 and was expected to compete for a backup spot this season.

Here’s to hoping Hall is able to fully recover and eventually get back on the field.