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Calipari admits “I am concerned” about Jon Hood after concussion

By LARRY VAUGHT

For the first time today, Kentucky coach John Calipari admitted he was worried about senior Jon Hood.

He has not played since suffering a concussion in practice. He was not on the bench for two games in Rupp Arena and Calipari did not take him to Brooklyn for Sunday’s game with Providence because he did not want him flying in a plan. The coach did not say if Hood would make the trip to Dallas for Friday’s game against Baylor.

Calipari saw the blow Hood took to his head. He practiced after that and had headaches, according to the coach.

“I know our doctors and trust them and they are going to be really conservative (clearing Hood to practice and play),” Calipari said. “I am concerned but I know he is in great hands and no one is going to ask him to do anything he shouldn’t do.”

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  1. Code blue

    So sorry about your injury, John. You are a BBN favorite son, and I wish you a full recovery, and a successful return to the hardwood.

  2. erik fenwick

    Hope you get better john best of luck my prayers will be sent your way

  3. Ira

    Hope you get better. My daughter had a concussion from soccer practice. She was out 5 weeks before being returned to practice. As a parent, it scares you. 20-30 years ago, people looked at it as oh it’s a bump on the head, get up big deal. Now we know better.

  4. SG Baker

    Proof positive that Coach Cal cares for the well being of his players. He is a real down to earth coach and keeps bringing the one and done’s to campus. Go Cats!

  5. SG Baker

    Proof positive that Coach Cal cares for the well being of his players. He is a real down to earth coach and keeps bringing the one and done’s to campus. Go Cats!

  6. Larry Pup

    You are in my thoughts and prayers John . I am getting ready to go to Prayer Meeting in about an hour, I will lift you up. You are a great CAT.

  7. Billy Taylor

    Blessings John you are in our prayers for speedy healing from the accident. Hope to see you on the hardwood soon.

  8. Brian

    Hey John, take your time and make sure your 100% before you come back. Don’t worry, you’ve got the best doctors and the prayers from all of BBN. I had a concussion from a car wreck that split my head wide open to the point that my brain was swelling outside of my cranium and I’m fine so don’t stress out on it either. BBN is still expecting big games from you this year! Hey, it might be funnt to hold your head with one hand while dunking just to shot you back 100%.

  9. Little Baron

    Ditto and a big Amen to all the posts, well-wishes and prayers. Health trumps sports, even in basketball crazy Kentucky.

  10. UKkathy

    Jon – I am so sorry about your concussion. Please know that the BBN is praying for a complete recovery and look forward to seeing you back on court very soon. I am so proud of Coach Cal in his precautions for your health. He is number 1 in my books and I know you guys love him, too. See ya soon. GO CATS!

  11. UKkathy

    Jon – I am so sorry about your concussion. Please know that the BBN is praying for a complete recovery and look forward to seeing you back on court very soon. I am so proud of Coach Cal in his precautions for your health. He is number 1 in my books and I know you guys love him, too. See ya soon. GO CATS!

  12. UKkathy

    Jon – I am so sorry about your concussion. Please know that the BBN is praying for a complete recovery and look forward to seeing you back on court very soon. I am so proud of Coach Cal in his precautions for your health. He is number 1 in my books and I know you guys love him, too. See ya soon. GO CATS!

  13. E B S

    Hurry back John. The scrubs miss you sitting on the bench, where you’ve languished for four years, wasting your college career.

  14. Don Meredith

    Hey John. Get well quick. Keep the faith and want very much to see you play again. God Bless.

  15. Walter Shirley

    Am praying that the Lord will heal.

  16. Arnold

    Will pray for a quick recovery. Hang in there.I

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