LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Wide receivers DeMoreo Ford and Jonathan Gholson sustained injuries during the Kentucky football practice Saturday afternoon, Coach Rich Brooks announced after practice.
Ford sustained a ruptured patellar tendon and is expected to undergo surgery during the coming week. Depending upon the extent of the injury and the rehabilitation time, it is possible that he will return to the team during the 2008 season. A junior from LaGrange, Ga., Ford has caught 20 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns during his career.
Gholson, a redshirt freshman from Louisville, incurred a knee ligament injury. He will be re-evaluated on Monday to further determine the extent of the injury.
The team practiced for two hours Saturday afternoon at the Nutter Training Center. Before the practice, Coach Rich Brooks presented the Wildcats with their championship rings from the 2007 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, commemorating UK's 35-28 win over Florida State. The team will return to the practice field on Monday.
Jackson Dismissed: Brooks also announced on Saturday that redshirt freshman tailback Brandon Jackson has been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules.
Ford and Gholson injured
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