It looks like Brian Williams will be out for tomorrows game in Knoxville due to a back injury. Local media is reporting that Bruce Pearl confirmed this earlier today.
Obviously this is good news for Kentucky. While it’s fun to joke about Williams being fat, he’s actually pretty good at getting boards and put backs, two of the things that have hurt Kentucky all year. With him on the bench, one of the biggest threats to Kentucky’s front line is no longer a factor.
From a personal stand point, it is a little disappointing. It’s the kids Senior night, could be a huge game for seeding purposes, and he’s going to have to sit it out due to injury. You never want to see that. Still, the injury doesn’t seem too serious, so hopefully he can be up and ready to go for the post season. You know, for his sake.
Of course, with Pearl’s history, you never know if he’s telling the truth or not. Only time will tell.