LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky could start freshman Jalen Whitlow at
quarterback Saturday night against No. 6 South Carolina if Maxwell Smith's
injured shoulder hasn't healed.
Wildcats coach Joker Phillips said Monday Smith is day-to-day after
spraining the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder against Western
The sophomore, who has completed 102 of 149 passes for eight touchdowns and
986 yards, was a last-minute scratch for Saturday's 38-0 loss at No. 14 Florida
after trainers said he could risk further injury by playing.
Phillips says Smith will be evaluated after he resumes throwing on
Wednesday. The coach suggested starting Whitlow over senior backup Morgan Newton
because he was being groomed for the No. 2 spot anyway.
Whitlow was 1 of 6 for 12 yards against Florida after replacing Newton, who
threw three interceptions.
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