Hartline is a Go

After missing the last four and a half games with a knee injury, Kentucky's starting quarterback is set to return this weekend at Vanderbilt.

After missing the last four and a half games with a knee injury, Kentucky's starting quarterback is set to return this weekend at Vanderbilt.

Rich Brooks and his staff watched Mike Hartline practice all week and while there has been some swelling, Hartline has had little to no pain and is set to play against Vanderbilt on Saturday morning.

Freshman Morgan Newton, who has taken the majority of the snaps at quarterback, will still see playing time and may even start. Brooks has yet to name a starter for Saturday.

Other Stars Return

Junior running back Derrick Locke and sophomore receiver Randall Cobb will also return from a one game absence when the Cats travel to Nashville.

Cobb injured his thumb during practice last Thursday and was unable to go against Eastern Kentucky. He sat out rested his injury. This week during practice he's played with a splint on the finger and has adjusted well. Either way, he's expected to be ready to go this weekend.

Derrick Locke has had knee problems all season in both his good knee and his surgically repaired knee. He could have played against Eastern Kentucky last week, but sat out to rest up. Brooks said that Locke hasn't been this healthy since the start of the season.

Kentucky at Vanderbilt
12:21 Eastern November 14, 2009
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