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Receiver Jeff Badet will miss at least first two games with eye injury

By LARRY VAUGHT During his first 12 years as a college coach, Neal Brown never had a player suffer an eye injury. Now he’s already had two at Kentucky as he gets set to start his second season as offensive coordinator. Last year it was receiver Javess Blue who got hit in the eye with …

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Jeff Badet injures eye when hit with tennis ball; Alex Montgomery still not ready to go

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky’s bad luck with keeping receivers healthy continues as Jeff Badet, who was coming back from a broken ankle, injured his eye when he was hit by a tennis ball during a drill. Last year Javess Blue was injured when he was hit in the eye with a football during pregame warumps …

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Receiver Alex Montgomery should be ready for practice when season opens

By LARRY VAUGHT Sophomore receiver Alex Montgomery seems to be “coming along” well from his season-ending knee surgery. “He’s coming along. ACL’s (anterior cruciate ligaments) aren’t what they used to be. It’s a full recovery, but you can get back and play in nine months,” said Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown. “The surgeons do a …

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Missouri defensive line impresses, worries UK coordinator Neal Brown

By LARRY VAUGHT When Neal Brown was offensive coordinator at Texas Tech, he went against Missouri twice and knows what Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel can do with his personnel in Saturday’s game here. “We had two really competitive games against those guys. I think when you talk about Missouri, everybody thinks about their offense …

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Stoops on Timmons: “It doesn’t look like he’ll be able to go”

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said “it doesn’t look good” for freshman receiver Ryan Timmons playing Saturday against No. 9 Missouri. “ Looks like he’s got an ankle sprain. Unless he makes a drastic improvement here in the next day or so it doesn’t look like he’ll be able to go,” said Stoops …

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Alex Montgomery out for year, Timmons doubtful for Missouri with ankle

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops confirmed Monday that receiver Alex Montgomery is out “for the remainder of the year” after tearing the ACL in his knee celebrating after a touchdown catch against Alabama State last week. “It’s probably not good news for Ryan Timmons for this game.  So we’re getting pretty thin.” Stoops …

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Only at UK could one receiver get hurt in pregame, another celebrating TD

By LARRY VAUGHT Offensive coordinator Neal Brown was talking to recruits when receivers coach Tommy Mainord came to find him before the Kentucky-Alabama State game. “I could tell it was not going to be good,” said Brown. However, he had no idea that Mainord was going to tell him UK’s top receiver and kick returner …

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JoJo Kemp to recruits: “This is the place to be”

By LARRY VAUGHT One Kentucky player who doesn’t need an energy boost, or hasn’t one game days, has been freshman running back JoJo Kemp. He is Kentucky’s leading rusher and has the swag about him that Stoops wants from more players. Kemp has not been discouraged by UK’s 1-2 start going into the Florida game …

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