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Wildcats could be without Lindley

10/5/2009



Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Coming off back-to-back losses to Alabama and Florida, Kentucky could be without one of its best players Saturday against South Carolina.

Senior cornerback Trevard Lindley sprained his ankle in the 38-20 loss to Alabama and is doubtful against the Gamecocks, according to Kentucky coach Rich Brooks. The Wildcats will know more about Lindley's availability after the swelling in his ankle subsides in the next day or two.

Kentucky was already playing without its other starting cornerback, Paul Warford, against Alabama. Warford has a quadriceps injury and may have to sit out a second straight game against South Carolina.

Sophomore Randall Burden replaced Warford in the starting lineup, and true freshman Martavious Neloms would be in line to step in for Lindley if he can't go.

The Wildcats are ninth in the SEC in pass efficiency defense this season.