Kentucky QB Terry Wilson had surgery on Thursday to repair a knee injury suffered against Eastern Michigan as he looks forward to starting the rehab process. The surgery was to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee.

“Yes sir yes sir!!!,” he tweeted. “New knee, same me baby.. ready to get this rehab rolling!! Big slime got me right 🙏🏾 #Combackszn @darrenjohnsonmd.”

Wilson has remained positive since the injury, including last week when he called into coach Mark Stoops’ radio show:

“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 was ruled out for the year soon after the Eastern Michigan game two weeks ago and backup Sawyer Smith made his first start last week against Florida.

Stoops said he was very sorry to see the injury.

“He has done so much for our program over the last two seasons, both in leadership and his production on the field,” Stoops said. “As a team captain, he will continue to be an important part of our team and we look forward to him returning to the field when he has recovered.”