By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky was hoping freshman safety Darius West, a four-star recruit from Ohio, would be able to provide needed secondary depth and special teams play this season.
Instead, he won’t play all year because of a lower leg injury he had when he got to UK that has not progressed.
“He got hurt yesterday,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Wednesday. “So, it’s a real shame. He’s a good player. He’s everything we thought he was going to be. Really talented football player.
“He came in with an injury. We thought it was healed up. Didn’t work out, so he’ll be out for the year.”
West broke his leg before the 2013 season and then said in January he broke the same leg again.
Stoops would not confirm that was West’s injury. Instead, he kept calling it “lower leg injury.”