Kentucky QB Terry Wilson Out for Season With Knee Injury

Ruben Hill
September 11, 2019

Wildcat fans had their worst fears confirmed on Sunday evening when Coach Stoops announced that quarterback Terry Wilson will be out for the season. The injury will require surgery. He added that the junior QB "done so much for program the last two seasons, both in leadership and his production on the field".

Kentucky may also use more "Wildcat" formation now. "It's very unfortunate that it's part of our game, but that's why it's in (the rule book)", Stoops said per the Courier Journal. "I hope not, but certainly don't teach that and I know they don't either". His left leg was placed in a brace and he was lifted onto a cart that carried him off for observation. He has been UK's starting quarterback since arriving on campus. Backup Sawyer Smith entered the game and threw two for touchdowns to seal Kentucky's victory.

Wilson, a junior, suffered the injury during a horse-collar tackle in the second half of Kentucky's 38-17 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Smith, a junior from Cantonment, Fla., completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,669 yards and 14 touchdowns with six interceptions at Troy a year ago, but elected to transfer after a healthy Barker returned for the 2019 season.

Wilson has started all 15 games for the Wildcats since joining the program prior to the 2018 season, and Kentucky is 12-3 in that time. Receiver Lynn Bowden, a former high school quarterback, completed a 32-yard pass to Wilson on Saturday against EMU.

His first career starting assignment as a Wildcat will come next week as United Kingdom plays host to Florida (2-0) in the SEC opener for both teams.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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