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Kentucky Freshman Jarred Vanderbilt Out 3 Months With Foot Injury

John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to Jarred Vanderbilt.

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 24: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to Jarred Vanderbilt #2 during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Rupp Arena on February 24, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky freshman Jarred Vanderbilt suffered a significant injury on Friday.

Kentucky five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt, one of the prized recruits of the program's 2017 class, will miss a significant portion of his freshman season. Vanderbilt, according to Kentucky, suffered an injury to his left foot on Friday that will require surgery.

Vanderbilt is expected to be out three months - and his projected return is January.

Kentucky itself issued a press release on the injury, with a quote from Vanderbilt.

"I just want to let the Big Blue Nation know I'm going to be fine and looking forward to coming back better than ever," Vanderbilt said. "I've had some setbacks before and I've come back from all of them. After talking with my doctor and my family, I feel good about the plan they have in place for me. I'm anxious to get this right and return to my team so I can put this behind me for good. I can't wait to get back to my brothers and help us compete for a national championship this season."

Vanderbilt, according to 247 Sports, is the 12th-ranked player in his class - and the best player in his class from the state of Texas. Kentucky fans will have to wait a few months to see what he can do on the court.