Vanderbilt injured at Tuesday’s practice


Kentucky freshman forward Jared Vanderbilt puts up a lay up in the game against Missouri on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. The Wildcats won with a final score of 88-66. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

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6-foot-9, 214-pound freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt suffered an unspecified injury at Tuesday’s practice, according to Kyle Tucker, reporter for SEC Country.

Vanderbilt will reportedly miss Wednesday’s practice, according to a team’s spokesman. He is also listed as day-to-day for the upcoming SEC Tournament.

Vanderbilt missed the first 17 games for the Cats after re-injuring his left foot before the season. Since returning, he has averaged 13.8 points and 18.5 rebounds per 40 minutes of play in 14 games.

If Vanderbilt is forced to miss any time, it would be a huge blow for the Cats, as they’ve outscored opponents by 45 points over the last five games with him on the court. Vanderbilt is the top rebounder for the Cats, averaging 7.9 boards per game.

If Vanderbilt doesn’t play, Kevin Knox and Wenyen Gabriel will have to make up for the loss of Vanderbilt at the forward position.