By LARRY VAUGHT
Whenver Kentucky’s first football game is this season, UK fans are going to be watching anxiously the first time quarterback Terry Wilson gets tackled in his first game back since his season-ending knee injury in the second game of the 2019 season.
But what will Wilson’s mother, Loise, be thinking at that game? Will she be watching when he takes that first hit or not?
“I don’t know. I started saying a few months ago I don’t know if I will be able to be in the stadium,” Loise Wilson said. “I just don’t know. My emotions about the whole thing … Time kind of stopped for me at that point when it happened last year.”
Any parent of any athlete at any level can understand that. The fear of injury is always in the back of the mind. But after an athlete gets injured, a parent is going to worry even more. It’s just natural.
“I have seen him play since was 5-6 years old. The only reason he was even playing football was I had a friend coaching Little League that said he needed Terry to play,” she said. “First thing I said was “those guys are going to tackle him.” A million tackles later I feel that same anxiety.
“If there is a game Sept 3 I want to be there but I don’t know if will be able to look or how I am going to feel about that. It is a lot of emotions to deal with that day.”
Knowing what we have for an offensive line and what we have on the field I have had several people reassure me that he is not going to get touched
I feel very certain if he should get hit that they are not going to want to do it again