Kentucky QB Reese Phillips Out With Injury
During practice on Wednesday, backup quarterback Reese Phillips ruptured his Achilles tendon. He will miss at least the next five months as he recovers.
Phillips’ mother announced via Facebook that her son was injured while the University of Kentucky confirmed the news a short time later. Phillips is just the latest in a series of woes at the quarterback position for Kentucky.
Former Wildcats quarterback Maxwell Smith announced his decision to leave and is now with San Diego State. In late January it was announced that Drew Barker was allegedly in a bar fight with an Eastern Kentucky player that left the Eastern Kentucky player with multiple fractured bones in his face. There has been update regarding Barker’s legal status or at Kentucky.
The only other quarterback on the roster is 2014 starter Patrick Towles. Towles showed flashes of excellent in 2014 going 225 of 393 for 2,718 yards with 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Quarterback Davis Mattingly is part of the 2015 Kentucky class and could be pressed into action if none of the other players return in time.