Boom could be back next week, other injury updates

One of Kentucky’s team doctors re-evaluated the elbow injury to star running back Boom Williams and it is possible the sophomore could return to game action as early as next week at Vanderbilt.

“He has a good chance. He has a chance,” Mark Stoops said on Saturday of Williams, who made the trip but wasn’t dressed for the game. Williams has 563 yards this season, including 428 yards against Southeastern Conference opponents this season.

  • Linebacker Jason Hatcher is still working his way back from a high ankle sprain that limited him to just a few snaps on Saturday. “Those take a long time to heal from,” defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said. “Have we been playing him? Yes. Has he been practicing? Yes. But he’s not full speed.”
  • Kicker Austin MacGinnis still continues to be hampered by a groin injury that kept him from kickoff duties again on Saturday. The one kickoff he did attempt, what most thought was a called onsides kick, actually was one he mishit, Stoops said.

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
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