Today the University of Kentucky made the announcement that freshman wide receiver Daryl Collins will miss the 2011 season because of a knee injury.
Collins sustained a dislocated kneecap to his right knee, effectively ending his run at becoming a contributor at the wide receiver spot this season.
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips said, "Daryl got hurt a couple of days ago and we were waiting for the evaluation to come back."
Collins had become a contender for a position in the UK wide receiver rotation during the preseason.
"(Collins) was right on the verge of whether or not he was going to be able to help us. We were going to continue to work with him and it was going to be hard to make that decision for the first game because we wanted to make sure that he was going to play enough snaps to play. We were going to continue to work him and then maybe two weeks into the season, he has the ability to get a little better feel of the game and could have possibly been in the mix then."
Phillips stated that Collins will undergo surgery on September first, and he is expected to use this season as a redshirt year.
Season ends early for Collins
AllWildcats Top Stories
Three-Point Arc: What's Changed? What's Same?In this edition of All Wildcats' "Three-Point Arc," we examine what has changed and what is still the same since the Cats and Bruins met in December.
AllWildcatsYesterday at 4:59 PM
Calipari, Stoops Sign ExtensionsDeals will extend Stoops through 2022, Calipari through 2024.
AllWildcatsYesterday at 12:05 PM
WATCH: Kentucky-UCLA a Heavyweight BattleKentucky will face UCLA in the Sweet 16, setting up a battle of heavyweight programs who have combined for 19 NCAA championships.
AllWildcatsMonday at 3:05 PM
RECAP: No. 5 KENTUCKY 65, WICHITA STATE 62Cats block Shockers' final two field goal attempts, advance to Sweet 16.
AllWildcatsSunday at 12:01 PM
ACC School Pulls Ahead for DavidsonThere is a leader in the recruitment of 2018 Kissimmee (Fla.) Osceola three-star running back, Malcolm Davidson.
Scout FootballYesterday at 10:33 AM