UK FOOTBALL | Boom Williams ready to return vs. Vanderbilt

11/13/2015 04:47 PM

LEXINGTON — Kentucky will get its “Boom” back on offense when the Wildcats square off against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday afternoon in Nashville.

Star UK running back Stanley “Boom” Williams was a full participant in practice this week and will return to game action for the first time this weekend since suffering an elbow injury in the first half against Tennessee on Oct. 31.

  • “He’s looked fine,” head coach Mark Stoops of Williams after practice on Thursday. “He really has. He had some good practices. He didn’t have anything that set him back all week. He took some decent shots — we don’t go all the way to the ground when we go good-on-good — but he did participate in good-on-good, which is generally more physical than scout team. He looked fine.”

The sophomore tailback leads Kentucky in carries (85), rushing yards (563), and yard per carry (6.6) this season and will sport a protective brace over his right elbow against Vanderbilt, something Stoops says shouldn’t affect his performance out on the field.

  • “Boom can carry it in either hand and he can carry it in the hand with the brace,” Stoops said. “[The brace] doesn’t seem to affect him. I think the key will be dealing with some pain. The brace is there to protect him so he can’t injure that elbow again. So, he can’t get full extension. The key will be how much pain he has to deal with.”

Kentucky and Vanderbilt kickoff at 4:00 p.m. ET time on Saturday in Nashville. The game will be televised on SEC Network.

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