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A few quick updates from UK practice

Greg Hart, the tight end transfer from Nebraska, will have to sit out at least a week while having surgery to recover from a fractured finger on his hand.

“It’s one of those fractures where you have to get it operated on,” UK Coach Mark Stoops said of Hart’s pinky finger. “He will be out for a bit. He’ll be week to week. Hopefully we can operate and then put a cast on him and put him back out there.”

Tight ends coach Vince Marrow called it a “freak accident” where Hart went to catch a ball and broke his pinky, but he expects to have him back on the field next week. Up to this point in spring, Hart had impressed in spring, competing for reps with C.J. Conrad, last season’s starter, Marrow added.

▪  Ramsey Meyers, who started every game last season at right guard, missed Saturday’s scrimmage with a head injury, but he was able to practice in a limited way on Tuesday and should be fine soon, Stoops said.

▪  There are no lasting issues for running back Mikel Horton, who took a helmet to the shin during the partial scrimmage on Saturday. He was able to practice on Tuesday.

▪  Minnesota transfer De’Niro Laster is being looked at for both the inside and outside linebacker positions, his head coach said. “I have high hopes for him and we’ve got to make sure we put him in the right spot.”