Kentucky sophomore running back Josh Clemons will likely miss the season opener against Louisville due to a nagging knee injury. Joker Phillips told the media following Kentucky’s practice on Tuesday that Clemons recently had his right knee scoped. He has reportedly had lingering issues with his knee after having season ending surgery last year to repair a torn meniscus. The talk is that Clemons will be on the shelf for at least the next ten days, which means he is seriously doubtful for the season opener against Louisville.
This is just another reason why Kentucky fans should feat what is to come on September 2nd. Clemons only played in six games last year before having season ending knee surgery, but he is one of the only “semi-proven” play makers for the Kentucky offense. If healthy, I think Clemons would without a doubt be Joker Phillips best option at running back.
To make matters worse, the majority of the Kentucky fan base has pretty much decided that they weren’t going to come to any football games this season. Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald Leader reports that Kentucky football season ticket sales are at 37,154, down 9,751 from this time last year and 14,660 fewer than 2009, when season ticket sales were at a record high. It’s not just the fans, it’s the students too. Only 2,447 UK student season ticket packages have been sold, down 3,433 from this time last year.