UK's Sanders hurts knee; father says he's likely to miss U of L game

September 15, 2011 

UK's Raymond Sanders, left, protected the ball as CMU's Cody Lopez closed in for the tackle in the second half of the University of Kentucky vs. Central Michigan University football game on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 27-13. Photo by David Perry | Staff


Running back Raymond Sanders is not expected to play for Kentucky in the game against Louisville on Saturday, his father said Wednesday night.

His father, also named Raymond Sanders, said his son "tweaked a knee" and would miss the U of L game and possibly additional games.

"He's upbeat and everything," the elder Sanders said. "He's OK."

Sanders, a sophomore from Stone Mountain, Ga., started the first two games and was UK's second-leading rusher. He's gained 97 yards on 21 carries. He was the Cats' leading returning rusher, having gained 254 yards on 68 carries last season.

UK spokesman Tony Neely said Coach Joker Phillips would address any injury issues when he meets with reporters on Thursday.

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