UK's Porter declares himself ready to play after collision

Updated: December 6, 2008, 3:15 AM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Despite a laceration that required 10 stitches above his left eye, Kentucky guard Michael Porter practiced Friday and declared himself fit to play when the Wildcats (5-2) host No. 21 Miami (4-2).

Porter, who was injured when he collided earlier this week with teammate Ramon Harris, acknowledged he likely will be sporting a headband. It's an article of clothing he despises, but it helps him see.

"This morning I woke up and my eye was completely swollen shut," ...

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