Ryan Harrow, who has sat out Kentucky's last four men's basketball games, returned to practice Sunday and released a statement about his whereabouts through UK Athletics.
"I would like to thank my teammates, the UK coaching staff and administration along with the Big Blue Nation for their support over the last couple of weeks while I was out," Harrow's statement said. "I'm feeling much better and it felt really good to get back on the practice court with the guys today.
"Unfortunately, when I started feeling better, I had an issue to tend to with my family over the holiday break. Everything is good with that now and I'm excited about playing with my brothers again."
Harrow, a sophomore transfer from North Carolina State, played 10 minutes in Kentucky's season-opening win over Maryland on Nov. 9 but has not played since then. Coach John Calipari said Harrow was battling flu-like symptoms during the game against the Terrapins, in which he finished 0-for-4 shooting and did not score but had two assists and a block.
Harrow did not play in subsequent games against Duke and Lafayette as he underwent tests for the illness, which Calipari said was sapping Harrow of the energy to play and practice.
Harrow missed Wednesday's win over Morehead State and Friday's victory over LIU Brooklyn to go home to Marietta, Ga., and tend to a family issue, the team said.
Calipari said on CoachCal.com on Sunday that he was happy to see Harrow back at practice.
"Ryan went the whole way and looked good," Calipari said. "Best part was seeing the smile on his face."
Kentucky returns to the court Thursday night when it visits Notre Dame in the SEC/Big East Challenge.