Spring practices are usually accompanied with a sense of hope for the new season. Contrarily, they can also be accompanied by serious injuries. It appears Kentucky has a bit of both this year.
New coach Mark Stoops said Wednesday that defensive tackle Donte Rumph is out indefinitely with what sounds to be a significant injury. Stoops would not specify the exact nature of the injury, but ESPN’s Chris Low writes that Rumph could need surgery and his availability this season could be in question.
“He may be out for a while,” said Stoops. “It’s a big loss.”
Indeed. Rumph finished last season with 36 tackles in 11 games played. He also had six tackles for loss, four sacks and a forced fumble, and was expected to be play a significant role for the Wildcats this year after starting off the spring favorably.