UK’s Alex Poythress Will Miss Two Weeks with Knee Injury
UK's 82-48 destruction of Georgia was its second straight blowout win. It was also its second game in a row without senior forward Alex Poythress.
About five minutes before tip-off against Florida, Coach John Calipari learned of soreness in Poythress' knee.
The knee was swollen but subsequent x-rays didn't show anything.
Even prior to the Georgia game, Poythress was considered "day-to-day," but it now seems that, to be on the safe side, he'll miss two weeks of play.
It's been so far so good to this point without him, but both games were at home. Still, routs against two of the SEC's best defending teams is impressive regardless of the location.
But, not to put too fine a point on it, the 'Cats have been less than stellar away from home. And those "less than stellar" performances have been odd and random.
Two double-digit road victories over Alabama and Arkansas have been combined with two head-scratching road losses to WORSE teams, Tennessee and Auburn.
And the road ahead gets much rougher.
In fact, I'd say Kentucky's four remaining road contests will be their toughest of the season, outside of LSU.
The gauntlet begins Saturday with a visit to Columbia to take on South Carolina, a team that's been ranked off and on the past few weeks and is coming off a GREAT road win over then-eighth-ranked Texas A&M, whom the 'Cats will play in College Station, Texas on February 20th. Poythress figures to miss both of those difficult road tilts.
The final two road games are at Vanderbilt and at Florida.