UK Football

Kentucky running back Sanders expected to recover quickly after knee surgery

University of Kentucky running back Raymond Sanders, the team's starting tailback coming out of spring drills, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday but is expected to make a complete recovery in time for the start of fall practice in early August.

The 5-foot-8 sophomore-to-be experienced discomfort in the knee during running drills this summer and had it evaluated, UK spokesman Tony Neely said Friday.

During the procedure, doctors discovered some cartilage damage and repaired it.

Sanders played in 12 games for UK last season as a true freshman, rushing for 254 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught 16 passes for 114 yards and a score.