Maxwell Smith, who practiced but didn’t throw all of last week as he tried to heal his injured shoulder, was expected to be back this week with limited repetitions.
“He’s planning on practicing this afternoon, so we’ll see where he’s at,” Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops said on Monday before practice. “Hopefully he’ll be on point. He’s going to practice; he’ll be on a pitch count. We’ll keep an eye on how many throws he’s making, maybe just let him ease back into it for a day or so.”
The quarterback, who said last week this newest injury was not connected to previous AC joint injuries in that shoulder, missed most of the second half against Louisville after losing velocity on his throws.
- Defensive tackle Donte Rumph also appears likely for the Cats’ game against Florida after missing much of the Louisville game with an injured shoulder. The senior had the same shoulder surgically repaired in the off-season. When asked on Monday how he’s feeling about Rumph’s chances of return, Stoops said: “I feel good. I feel fine. Again, I’ll tell you if I feel like anybody’s out for this week. Other than that, we should be good.”