Mark Stoops had unfortunate injury news to share at his Monday press conference. Stoops told reporters that Ben Christman, a transfer from Ohio State, is out for the 2023 season.

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A native of Akron, Ohio, Christman was one of the top lineman recruits in the Class of 2021. He was rated 4-stars and the No. 7 interior offensive lineman on the 247Sports Composite. Christman chose Ohio State over 20 other scholarship offers.

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After 2 seasons at OSU, Christman elected to transfer to Kentucky. The 6-6, 321-pound lineman redshirted in 2021. Christman’s online bio says he played in the Buckeyes’ game against Indiana last season.

Stoops also told reporters that Nik Hall, a 6-6, 314-pound redshirt freshman from Texas, remains out. Kentucky faces Ball State on Saturday to open the 2023 season. The game is set for noon, on the SEC Network.