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Derrick Locke to be game-day decision for Wildcats

For those curious as to the availability of Derrick Locke for Kentucky’s game with South Carolina Saturday, you’ll have to wait a couple more days to find out.

The Wildcats running back suffered a pair of stingers in a close loss to Auburn last weekend, and has yet to practice since incurring the injuries.  

Head coach Joker Phillips was pessimistic earlier in the week regarding Locke’s condition; Wednesday, the coach was non-committal as to whether his starting back will play or not, saying he could be back this Saturday or be out another couple of weeks.

“He’ll be in the hotel on Friday night,” Phillips said. “We’ll take him to the hotel and he’ll be part of the 70 that travels. We’ll see how he feels on Saturday morning because (feeling) could come back at any moment, any day, anytime. It could be this afternoon, a week and a half, two weeks, who knows. But we’ve got to put him on the bus.”

Locke leads UK with 574 yards rushing and seven touchdowns.

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1 Response to “Derrick Locke to be game-day decision for Wildcats”
  1. edgy1957 says: Oct 13, 2010 7:35 PM

    1. Vanderbilt vs Georgia. Three more wins and they could be bowl eligible and with Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Wake Forest left on their schedule, it could happen and we can guess who the SEC coach of the year will be. Let’s face it, Georgia must win AND they must win BIG. Anything less than that and the Death Watch becomes official.
    2. Arkansas vs Auburn. The winner of this game will get a leg up if Alabama beats LSU and the division comes down to the Iron Bowl results.
    3. South Carolina vs Kentucky. Ok, you’re South Carolina and you’ve just taken the Tide out and now, here come Kentucky. Do you play like you’re the Tide Bashers or does your QB play the way he’s done the past few years and you play a close game or you lose outright? You have to wonder if Spurrier is going to get any sleep this week thinking about how Garcia is going to respond after that big win.
    4. McNeese State vs LSU. A win for LSU won’t meaning anything UNLESS it’s a big win. The voters are looking for an excuse to drop them even further down the list.
    5. Mississippi State vs Florida. Mississippi State has three winnable games to get them bowl eligible but it would be nice for them to stay close or win and spoil the Gators’ season. Florida not only must win but win big or the voters may stop showing them love.
    6. Mississippi vs Alabama. Mississippi has to be ready for the fury of the wounded Tide. If Alabama decides to get fired up over their poor performance last week on Ole Miss, it could get ugly.
    7. Tennessee (Idle). Another team that is idle AND needs it. Needs to find 4 wins for bowl eligibility and believe it or not, their last 4 games are winnable but they could lose to any one of their last 3 to derail the season.

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