Kentucky suffered a major loss against Eastern Michigan on Saturday, as starting QB Terry Wilson went down with a knee injury.

Wilson has now been ruled out for the year, leaving the team with Sawyer Smith as its starting quarterback.

On Monday, Wilson spoke for the first time since his injury, joining Mark Stoops’ radio show, hosted by Tom Leach on WLAP 630 (via

“It sucks I’m out right now, but I’ve just gotta get better and recover,” Wilson said. “ … I know those guys are missing me and missing my presence, so I’ve just gotta be there for ’em and keep that positive attitude for the guys.”

Wilson said the outpouring of support he’s gotten has made him even more determined to come back stronger and better than ever:

“All my teammates, even from Oregon, JUCO, they’ve been hitting me up,” Wilson said. “The guys on the team now, they’ve been stopping by, seeing me, just calling me and checking up on me. It means a lot. It shows me how much I mean to the team and the fans and everything. I feel like that’s just gonna push me to keep having that positive attitude.”

Hopefully, Wilson’s rehab goes smoothly and he’s ready to go for Week 1 in 2020.