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

Kentucky will likely 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 advised 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 a solution inside the week. The expectation is that he’ll miss a minimum of three video games. Kentucky performs Youngstown State on Sept. 17 and Northern Illinois on Sept. 24, each house video games.

Kentucky was held to 50 dashing yards in its season-opening 37-13 win over Miami (Ohio). Senior working again Ramon Jefferson, who transferred from Sam Houston State, tore an ACL within the opener and can miss the remainder of the season.

Coach Mark Stoops has stated solely that there have been a number of completely different layers to the Rodriguez choice and that it was out of Stoops’ palms.

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

In Might, Rodriguez was arrested and charged with DUI. He later accepted a responsible plea throughout 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 received two of the final 4 video games towards the Gators after dropping 31 in a row within the sequence.