Jacob Toppin (shoulder), CJ Fredrick (leg) and Bryce Hopkins (back) all sat out of full-contact drills and scrimmages during Kentucky’s Pro Day event on Sunday. And then to open UK’s open practice for scouts and media on Monday, John Calipari announced Lance Ware was also dealing with a minor injury that would keep him from participating.
To close out the event, a fifth player was added to the injury report, as point guard Sahvir Wheeler went down with a left leg injury while playing defense in a drill. The Georgia transfer went down at midcourt and was unable to put weight on his ankle as he was helped off the floor.
After taking his shoe off and receiving attention from trainers, he was then helped off the bench and taken to the back for further evaluations. He was able to put minimal weight on his ankle, but still needed help walking to the back for treatment. Calipari continued practice while Wheeler was being evaluated.
No further updates are available at this time.
As for Toppin, Fredrick and Hopkins, Calipari confirmed that both players would be back at practice this week with full medical clearance. The trio of Wildcats participated in shooting and agility drills on Monday. Ware did not participate in any drills and sat on the sidelines for the entirety of practice. No official update from UK on the sophomore center as of yet.
As a sophomore at Georgia, Wheeler led the SEC in assists at 7.4 per contest while also averaging 14.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 34.8 minutes per game. He announced his commitment to Kentucky back in May.
Big Blue Madness is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 15, followed by the Blue-White Game on Oct. 22, and exhibition games against Kentucky Wesleyan and Miles College on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. UK will then open the regular season against Duke in the Champions Classic on Nov. 9.