Kentucky players give update on Reid Travis being back at practice

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - The Kentucky Wildcats have been without grad-transfer forward Reid Travis for three-weeks after the senior went down with a sprained knee against Missouri on February 19.

UK is 3-1 in the games since that Mizzou game, with the lone loss coming to Tennessee in Knoxville.

But with the SEC Tournament just a couple of days away for the Kentucky Wildcats, the UK players were questioned about Reid possibly making a return to the court down in Nashville.

"Yeah, yesterday he looked like he was back, back to him," freshman guard Ashton Hagans said when asked if Travis went through a full workout on Monday.

"The same thing he was giving us when he was here," Hagans said. "He has been trying to get right, get his knee back right. I think he has been doing a good job on that and he will be back healthy."

“Having him back is great," sophomore PJ Washington said on having Reid back participating. "Not a lot of teams can double (team) us because we definitely have another post player who can really score the ball. It’s going to be harder for teams to guard us. He’s great on the defensive end. He always knows what we’re in, he’s vocal and he’s a leader.”

"I think he’s going to fit right back in," freshman guard Tyler Herro said. "He was injured, but he was still getting workouts in and stuff like that. I think he’ll fit right in, as he was early in the season, and we’re excited to eventually have him back.”

The Wildcats await the winner of Thursday night's second-round game between Alabama and Ole Miss. UK's quarterfinal round game is slated for Friday night at 7 p.m. ET.

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