Fall Camp | Boom Williams, Jeff Badet suffer "minor" injuries at practice

08/11/2015 04:28 PM

LEXINGTON — The Kentucky football team survived two serious scares on Monday when a pair of offensive playmakers went down with injuries during morning practice.

Sophomore starting tailback Stanley “Boom Williams” suffered an apparent knee sprain, and explosive sophomore wide receiver Jeff Badet twisted an ankle.

Fortunately, head coach Mark Stoops reported at the evening media session that “everything came back negative” and both players will be sidelined for “not too many games.”

In stark contrast to his frustration from a lack of physical play to open fall camp last season, Stoops appeared miffed by the Wildcats overly-physical approach to practice this season.

“You’re going to get some injuries unfortunately; that goes with the game,” Stoops told the media members in attendance. “I get a little bit perturbed when things can be avoided. That’s what bothers me sometimes. We need to continue to understand how to practice. There’s times to be physical and there’s time where we need to be smart and protect each other.”

KSTV discussed the pros and cons to the Wildcats physical play in fall camp, explaining having everyone healthy for the start of the regular season is the ultimate goal.


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