Kentucky Wildcats Basketball

Alex Poythress Injury: Updates on Kentucky Wing's Knee

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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 6, 2014

Celebrate at your own risk.

Following Kentucky's 74-73 win over Wisconsin in the Final Four, sophomore wing Alex Poythress appeared to be injured during the Wildcats' postgame celebration. When the buzzer sounded, the players all converged in a dog pile, the bottom of which Poythress was stuck in.

You can see video of the celebration below:

Rick Bozich of WDRB in Louisville reported that Poythress was seen icing his knee after the game:

Of course, the timing couldn't be any worse for Kentucky. Willie Cauley-Stein is already down with an injured left ankle, so losing the 6'8" Poythress for the national championship would be a crippling blow for the Wildcats.

Luckily for head coach John Calipari, it seems to be a disaster averted.

After the game, Poythress told Brandon Dawson of Rivals.com that he will be OK, so the knee injury doesn't look too serious:

The Wildcats will likely have him against Connecticut, a team that isn't overly reliant on its post game. But the Huskies guards often cut to the basket, so having a strong line of defense in the paint will be a big key for Kentucky.

For now, Poythress should avoid going down in history with Bill Gramatica and Ted Ginn Jr. for the biggest celebrations gone wrong.

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