Sam Malone tears ACL



Walk-on freshman guard Sam Malone tore his left ACL at the end of Saturday’s win over Chattanooga, UK announced Tuesday. There is no timetable for surgery or a return.

Malone had played in six games this season.

Head coach John Calipari called the injury “heartbreaking” in a release.

“He has been a great teammate and an even better person,” Calipari said. “You never want to hear someone is injured, but for Sam to go through his fourth knee injury is especially tough because he’s worked so hard to get where he is. He has become a valuable member of our team and quickly became a fan favorite. We look forward to Sam making a full recovery.”

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