Brown: QB Smith has ‘no signs of the injury’

Not only is Maxwell Smith back, but he might even be throwing better than before, the Kentucky quarterback and his coaches said on Wednesday.

“I think the week down did him well,” offensive coordinator Neal Brown said of Smith. “No signs, no signs of the injury to me. He was almost perfect in yesterday’s practice.”

Smith said he judges whether his velocity — the thing that he lost after the latest shoulder issue against Louisville — is OK based on his throws on out routes. “All of them are pretty much on the money and felt good,” Smith reported. “(Brown) said it might be the best he’s seen me throw the ball, so that was a compliment.”

Coach Mark Stoops said the limited pitch count he previously discussed about Smith was sort of a moot point because of the rotation between him and Jalen Whitlow at quarterback.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.
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