UK Football

Kentucky football stars Kash Daniel, Kavosiey Smoke injured at Georgia

Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel and running back Kavosiey Smoke were injured during the Wildcats’ football game at Georgia on Saturday.

Smoke, a redshirt freshman, was tackled after picking up 5 yards on a first-and-10 play late in the first quarter. He got up and favored his left arm. He was evaluated for a left shoulder injury, and was probable to return, a UK spokesperson said, but through the rest of the first half had not re-entered the game.

Smoke is Kentucky’s second-leading rusher with 328 yards this season. His three touchdowns are tied with Lynn Bowden for the most scored by a UK player this season.

Daniel was hurt late in the first half but got up under his own power. The UK Radio Network reported that Daniel would be held out of the second half as a precautionary measure due to dizziness.

Georgia and Kentucky were tied, 0-0, after one half.

Josh Moore is in his first year covering the University of Kentucky football team and in his fifth year reporting for the Lexington Herald-Leader, where he’s been employed since 2009. Moore, a Martin County native, graduated from UK with a B.A. in Integrated Strategic Communication and English in 2013. He’s a huge fan of the NBA, Power Rangers and country music.