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Bone bruise puts Morris’ status in doubt

Maci Morris had ice on her injured knee Sunday. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kentucky will try to snap its losing streak at Florida tonight but junior guard Maci Morris, who is averaging 16.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, is still not 100 percent because of a knee injury

“She is day-to-day with a bone bruise. It is very painful and it is all about pain tolerance now and how does it fill. She is such a tough kid and may have been able to make it through the Georgia game, but she came off of a screen and knocked knees with Dorie (Harrison) and that is really what shut her down for the rest of the day,” Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell said Wednesday.

“The knee looks good, structurally it is great. It is just very painful. We won’t know (if she will play). But I can tell you, she is as tough physically as anybody I have ever been around. She was really in pain when she went 38 minutes against Texas A&M. So we will just have to see.

“It is something that we will have to work on every day and try to limit her reps in practice. She is probably without a doubt in the best rhythm offensively, so if there is anybody that can kind of weather through that it is her. It is a tough painful injury for her right now.”

Morris has made 39 3’s, best on the team, has scored in double figures in all but two games this season. She ranks in the top 20 nationally with her 45.3 percent mark from 3-point range.

 

 

2 comments

  1. Why force her to play injured? This season is going down the tubes quickly. Play healthy and plan for next season. You can’t win with inferior talent and poor coaching in this league. It will take several years to build this team back to where it once was. You have to wonder if Mitchell is the right man for this job?

  2. Not sure we ever got the full story about what caused the mass exodus last year, and the new coaching staff that was brought in not showing a positive contribution lately. It is possible that Mitchell’s best years are in rear view mirror.

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