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Dorian Baker suffers ‘substantial’ ankle injury

Dorian Baker (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

For the second straight scrimmage, Kentucky has suffered a significant injury that could potentially cost it another player.

A week ago it was left offensive tackle Cole Mosier that went down with a season-ending knee injury.Today it was senior receiver Dorian Baker that suffered what coach Mark Stoops said was a “substantial” ankle injury.

“It’ll probably leak out there, and I don’t want everyone poking around or anything, but we did get an injury today that was fairly substantial. I’ll give you the details later when I know, so please respect the kid and his family and everything, but Dorian Baker did get hurt today,” Stoops said.

“I’ll let us clean that up with the doctors and give you an update on that next week. I appreciate it. I just wanted to tell you so you don’t start hearing things and seeing him with a boot on. He has an ankle injury. I’ll update you on that next week.”

In 35 games, Baker has 89 catches for 1,019 yards and six touchdowns. He’s played in more games than any UK receiver other than senior Charles Walker.

Baker was expected to be a starter this year and coach Lamar Thomas has praised his maturity and improvement.

Stoops said Saturday he expects to use four true freshmen receivers this season. Before coaches had talked about using three, so that makes it seem as though Baker’s injury is indeed substantial.

3 comments

  1. Larry Pup

    Not good.

  2. Mike

    Agree…also not good is Mt. Elam skating thru another game without any post game recognition ..what a bust..TG he is a senior.

  3. GeneT

    Hope it is not a bad injury! Hope it is just a minor set back!!! Seems we always have key injuries to key players. Stoops has brought in players that can compete at a high level. This just gives an opportunity for some one else to step up.

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