Saturday, October 6, 2012

QB Smith Out Indefinitely With Torn Ligament

University of Kentucky sophomore quarterback Maxell Smith is out indefinitely with a torn left ankle ligament that will require surgery. Smith injured his ankle on the second play of Saturday night's 38-17 loss to South Carolina when he was injured on a Byron Jandreau sack. He had missed the previous game at Florida with a separated shoulder. X-rays the night of the injury were negative, but an MRI on Sunday showed the extent of the damage.
Wildcats coach Joker Phillips said Monday he will seek a medical hardship for Smith if he is unable to return this season. "He's down, obviously. He has worked his tail off to get in the position to be playing major college football," said Phillips of Smith. "Smith was playing at a high level, probably as high as anybody I have been around in this stage of my career."
In four games this season, Smith has completed 103 of 150 passes for 975 yards and eight touchdowns, throwing four interceptions. Early in the season, Smith had helped resurrect a passing game in a new no-huddle offense.
The Wildcats, 1-4, 0-2 Southeastern Conference, will rotate freshman Jake Whitlow and Patrick Towles for Saturday's SEC game against No. 20 Mississippi State, 4-0, 1-0.
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