Willie Cauley-Stein says he’s ‘good to go’ when UK gets back to Lexington

| August 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

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The Kentucky Wildcats have been without Willie Cauley-Stein and Trey Lyles during the Big Blue Bahamas Tour, but those two are working out and trying to stay in shape to be ready when fall training camp begins.

During the pregame show Saturday prior to UK’s game, Cauley-Stein revealed that when the team returns to Lexington, he’ll be fully ready to practice and participate in basketball-related activities.

“They tell me when we get back from Bahamas, I will be good to go and ready to play again, Cauley-Stein said.

Cauley-Stein, who has blocked 166 shots in two seasons with the Cats, passed on the NBA draft for a second straight year. Cauley-Stein injured his ankle early in the first half of Kentucky’s Sweet 16 victory over Louisville, and he did not play again in the NCAA Tournament.

On the Joe B and Denny Show on AM-790 KRD, Joe B. Hall mentioned he had recently talked to Cauley-Stein, who gave an update on his injury. This portion of the show was transcribed by Kyle Tucker of the Courier Journal:

Speaking on the radio show he shares with former Louisville coach Denny Crum on AM-790 in Louisville, Hall said he’d recently asked Cauley-Stein at a UK practice about the extent of his injury. The junior big man told Hall he’d had a metal plate and three screws inserted to stabilize his ankle.

A UK spokesman could not confirm Hall’s account of Cauley-Stein’s procedure or elaborate in any way.

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Cauley-Stein injured his ankle early in the first half of Kentucky’s Sweet 16 victory over Louisville, and he did not play again in the NCAA Tournament.

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