LEXINGTON, Ky (WKYT) - WKYT sports has learned UK junior forward Alex Poythress from Clarksville, Tennessee sustained a knee injury on Thursday.
WKYT has confirmed the injury is a torn ACL. Poythress has started eight games and is averaging 5.5 points, 3.8 rebounds in 20 minutes a contest for the top-ranked and undefeated Wildcats. Poythress is leading UK at the free-throw line shooting at an 86 percent clip.
Obviously, this is terrible news. My prayers go out to Alex on a full and speedy recovery.
As of now, UK is not confirming anything:
UK spokesman regarding report of Poythress' torn ACL: "We have nothing to confirm right now."
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) December 12, 2014