UK Football | Drew Barker getting back on the practice field

03/21/2017 05:38 PM

Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker is back on the practice field after spending the last several months recovering from back surgery he had last November.

Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran assured the media this morning that Barker is making progress.

“Yeah, he came in and got some reps. Got some reps in team, got some reps in 1-on-1s,” said Gran. “He was kinda just put in there at periodic times. Not really getting into rhythm, just wanting to see where he’s at and how he feels after this. We’ll see how it is and we’ll keep progressing him as we go. But he got more reps than he’s had the last three practices before he came back.”

Stephen Johnson still looks to be the starter heading into next season but Barker will hope to compete for the starting spot if his recovery continues to progress. TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee discuss Barker’s health as the team continues to move on with spring practice.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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