LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - The injury bug continues to haunt Kentucky before the season starts. Eddie Gran announced Tuesday that wide receiver Isaiah Epps will miss six weeks with a fracture in his left foot.
Asim A.J. Rose, Isaiah Epps. Kentucky beats Central Michigan 35-20. Photo by Chet White. UK Athletics
"Surgery went well, and it looks like he'll be back in about six weeks," Gran said about Epps's surgery. The junior had a screw put in his left foot for the small fracture.
"Coach (Stoops) always talks about next man up. You know he's got a great opportunity right now. We've got to have some guys to step up and get into that role," Gran added about redshirt freshman Bryce Oliver filling Epps starting role. "So far he's done a nice job."
If Epps is out the full six weeks, he will miss Kentucky's first three games of the season. Kentucky hosts Toledo, Eastern Michigan and Florida.
The Wildcats lost linebacker Davonte Robinson for the year due to a right quadricep injury.