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Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops. (AP photo)

Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops. (AP photo)

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says that the Wildcats will be minus two wide receivers for Saturday’s game against No. 9 Missouri.

Stoops announced this week that freshman Alex Montgomery is out for the rest of the season after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament in Saturday night’s 48-14 defeat of Alabama State. Montgomery was injured after celebrating his 6-yard touchdown reception with several teammates, landing awkwardly and immediately grabbing his leg.

The coach also said that freshman Ryan Timmons is out with a sprained ankle sustained against ASU.

“We’re pretty banged up,” Stoops said at a news conference Monday.

Junior receiver Javess Blue is expected back for Kentucky (2-6, 0-5 Southeastern Conference) after missing Saturday’s game with an eye injury sustained when he was hit by a football during pregame warmups.


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