LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - During Kentucky football's game against Vanderbilt two weekends ago, linebacker Kash Daniel suffered a broken left hand.
"All it is really is just a bunch of foam, with a cast underneath layers and layers of foam," the Paintsville native said last week before the Wildcats' game against Missouri. "I've played through broken ribs, hip pointers, back issues, I've played through about everything but with like this, a club, no I haven't."
UK football head coach Mark Stoops said Monday that the cast definitely made an impact on his performance against the Tigers.
"It did. It just is what it is. It bothers him. Those are good, strong, powerful guys, and he does not have the ability to grab and tackle and things like that. But, it is not going to slow him down," Stoops said.
Daniel tallied three tackles in Saturday's game, seven short of his total from the game against Vanderbilt. Despite the drop in production, Stoops also said that Kash's determination to play was inspirational.
"He is a tough guy. He is inspirational. You would have to cut it off to keep him out of there."