Josh Paschal recovering well from surgery


Josh Paschal’s headshot for UK Athletics. Photo provided by UK Athletics.

At Mark Stoops’ weekly Monday press conference, the head coach provided a positive update on Josh Paschal, who has been battling malignant melanoma since the beginning of the season. 

Stoops said that Paschal was doing very good and he might have some more good news on Paschal in a couple of weeks.

“We’re very encouraged by Josh, his recovery and what he’s doing,” Stoops said. “Maybe I’ll have a nice smile on my face and good update here in the next couple of weeks.”

Paschal had a procedure on his foot in the preseason, and the foot is healing well according to Stoops. Paschal has been doing some light running while progressing in the weight room.

Paschal remains out indefinitely until further notice while he continues to battle his illness.