RB Chris Rodriguez Jr. to overlook second straight recreation for Kentucky over NCAA matter

Kentucky will seemingly be with out star working again Chris Rodriguez Jr. for the second straight recreation when the No. 20 Wildcats journey to No. 12 Florida on Saturday, sources informed ESPN.

Rodriguez, the SEC’s main returning rusher with 1,379 yards a 12 months in the past, stays sidelined whereas awaiting a ruling on an NCAA matter, in accordance with sources, and Kentucky is hopeful of receiving an reply all by means of the week. The expectation is that he’ll miss a minimal of three video games. Kentucky performs Youngstown State on Sept. 17 and Northern Illinois on Sept. 24, each dwelling video games.

Kentucky was held to 50 speeding yards in its season-opening 37-thirteen win over Miami (Ohio). Senior working again Ramon Jefferson, who transferred from Sam Houston State, tore an ACL inside the opener and may miss the the rest of the season.

Coach Mark Stoops has mentioned solely that there have been a quantity of fully different layers to the Rodriguez willpower and that it was out of Stoops’ palms.

Matt Jones of Kentucky sports activities Radio reported earlier to the season that he anticipated Rodriguez to be out three to 4 video games.

In may, Rodriguez was arrested and charged with DUI. He later accepted a responsible plea all by means of his pretrial convention.

Kentucky introduced Thursday that outdoors linebacker Jordan Wright could be again for the Florida recreation after lacking the opener.

The Wildcats have gained two of the final 4 video games in direction of the Gators after shedding 31 in a row inside the collection.