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By LARRY VAUGHT
Injured quarterback Jalen Whitlow did practice Sunday and Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said he will practice today and coaches will “see how that goes” to determine his status for Thursday’s game at Mississippi State.
Whitlow earned the starting spot but then injured his ankle early in the loss to Alabama and Maxwell Smith, who had been co-No. 1 with Whitlow most of the season, finished the game. However, Smith has had his own shoulder issues this season.
“He (Whitlow) was out there practicing (Sunday). Max was getting most of the starting reps but he was out there working, and we’ll see how it goes the next couple days,” Stoops said Monday. “Max is taking the starting reps right now. We’ll see how it plays out here today and tomorrow.”
Stoops offered no insights on who would back up Smith if Whitlow cannot play.
“We’re working on a few guys, but it looks like Jalen or Max will be able to go,” he said.