By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky lost starting left offensive tackle Landon Young to a knee injury before last season started. The former Lexington Lafayette standout had been a part-time starter and solid contributor for two years before having to miss all of last season.
Young has not been available to the media since his injury in August and has not really given any updates on his status even on social media. Several people close to Young have indicated his rehab has gone well.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops gave a brief update on Young Wednesday.
“Landon is doing really good. I sat down with him yesterday, and he’s got another test coming up to check the strength in there, and he’s almost full go, fully released,” Stoops said.
“Obviously there’s no reason for us to force anything with him. We have plenty of time. But he’s done very well, and you can see the change in him and his upper body strength.
“That’s one positive to that, that he had the year off so he could really spend some time in the weight room and get stronger.”