Mark Stoops details DeAndre Square's injury, likely availability for Missouri
Mark Stoops offered an update on linebacker DeAndre Square ahead of Saturday’s game at Missouri, and said it’s doubtful Square could play.
Square was not listed on this week’s depth chart after he left the Tennessee game with an ankle injury in the first half, and returned to the sidelines with a walking boot and crutches.
“You don’t know,” Stoops said. “Put some medicine in there, ice it up and maybe, but the chances are he’s not going to play. DeAndre’s a great leader, he’ll still have a great impact and Trevin (Wallace) will step up and play well.”
On ILB DeAndre Square… It’s doubtful he can play Saturday at Mizzou, but Stoops added that everyone is “day to day.”
— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) October 31, 2022
Square is an impactful player for Kentucky, and had 3 tackles before he was sidelined. He’s Kentucky’s leading tackler with 55, which is 12th in the SEC. He also has 3.0 tackles for loss, a sack and a game-clinching interception against Mississippi State, the third of his career. In that game, Square made 11 tackles and 0.5 tackles for a loss. He was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week in the SEC after that performance.
It was the second game-clinching interception he has recorded in Kentucky’s previous 8 games, as he also made one in the Citrus Bowl win over Iowa on Jan. 1.