Keldon Johnson ‘a full-go’ after tweaking ankle


Freshman guard Immanuel Quickley (left) goofing around with freshman guard Keldon Johnson (right) during media day on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

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It appears Keldon Johnson’s ankle injury is a minor one, as John Calipari announced at Kentucky’s media day that Johnson will be a full-go at Oct. 11’s practice.

Johnson tweaked his ankle while participating in Kentucky’s pro day on Oct. 7. Johnson had to be helped off the court after suffering the injury.

As a result of the injury, Johnson was forced to miss the final day of pro day on Monday and Wednesday’s practice. Thursday will be Kentucky’s second practice since pro day, and Johnson won’t have any restrictions.

“I wanted to go the last practice but he told me to sit out and get some recovery right now,” Johnson said. “I feel great right now.”

Johnson previously injured his ankle this last year competing for his high school team. He ended up partially playing through the injury, but it hasn’t had any lasting effects since coming to Kentucky. 

“It’s basketball, things happen, just on to the next day, get recovery and get ready for practice,” Johnson said.

With Johnson fully healthy, and no other injuries being announced at media day, it appears the team is fully healthy heading into the season, which is just weeks away.