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Kenny Payne on Reid Travis: “Hopefully he’s ready.”

Reid Travis (Jeff Houchin Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

After missing four games with a sprained knee, speculation had been that senior Reid Travis would be able to play at least some against Florida Saturday in UK’s final regular season game.

However, Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne wasn’t about to proclaim Friday that Travis would play against the Gators.

“I think he’s day-to-day. I think he’s going to be able to do a little bit of stuff today in practice. We hope he’s getting better. We know that, and hopefully he’s ready. We’ll see,” Payne said.

The UK assistant said there are no assurances about the extent of Travis’ injuries even though there has been no indication that it might be an injury that lingers.

“What I’ll say is Reid has done an unbelievable job from the moment it happened ‘til today of diligently working every single day, two or three or four times a day, on getting healthy,” Payne said. “We’re happy that he’s going to start doing the little stuff here. Doing some stuff, maybe half speed, I don’t know, but we’ll see.”

Payne wouldn’t really guess how cautious UK might be with Travis if he does play against Florida.

“It depends on Reid and what he’s feeling. We’re not in the business of forcing kids,” Travis said. “He knows what his body is, and he’ll let us know and we’ll go from there with it.”

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  1. “It depends on Reid and what he’s feeling. We’re not in the business of forcing kids,” Travis said. “He knows what his body is, and he’ll let us know and we’ll go from there with it.” Is this a Payne quote or a Travis quote? I think it is probably a Payne quote.

    If this decision depends on Reid, then does that mean the medical professionals have released him to play?

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