Kentucky forward Reid Travis missed the last five games of Kentucky’s regular season, after sustaining a knee injury against Missouri. The team is still talented without him, but he’s a big veteran presence inside for John Calipari and his team.
After Saturday’s season-ending win over Florida, Calipari said that he wasn’t interfering with the doctors’ treatment of Reid, and didn’t want to rush him a long. “”If he plays, I’ll be doing back flips. If he doesn’t, we’ll figure it out,” Coach Cal said after the win.
Kentucky is probably locked in for a top-two seed entering the SEC Tournament. With a good week in Nashville, the Wildcats could definitely find themselves on the 1-line.
That might be tough without Travis, especially with the toughest SEC in some time. Tennessee is also battling for a top seed, while LSU won the league’s regular season.
Last night, John Calipari said that Reid Travis could get his feet wet during the SEC Tournament with limited minutes.
On his radio show, he didn’t rule out Travis playing a few minutes per game, to ease him back into play in time for the Big Dance.
From The John Calipari Show, via Kentucky Sports Radio:
“He worked out with Kenny Payne yesterday. I have not talked to Kenny to see what the workout looked like today,” Calipari said.
“I’m going to probably sit down with he and P.J. at some point to see, what are you going to be able to do and how are we going about this? My guess would be if he plays, he would be a backup, like in other words, get in for four or five minutes, get it going a little bit, then go back in for another three or four minutes. He’s got to get his feet underneath him.”
Kentucky, the No. 3 seed in the SEC Tournament, won’t be back in action until Friday, when the quarterfinals roll around.
The ‘Cats will face the winner of Thursday’s Ole Miss-Alabama game.