The Big Blue Nation feared the worst Saturday afternoon when sophomore point guard Ashton Hagans exited Kentucky’s game against Missouri early, holding his leg after a non-contact injury.
Luckily, head coach John Calipari announced after the game Hagans had suffered a low ankle sprain and that it would have no long term effects.
Short term is a different story according to Kentucky’s assistant Joel Justus who told reporters Monday he believes Hagans is “‘day to day'”.
“Kinda like we talk about with our players, you control what you can control,” Justus said. “If Ashton is available, then he’s available. If he’s hurt, he’s hurt. Our job is to go out and grab a roster of guys that can step up. If a guy is out, then it’s the next man up.”
No. 14 Kentucky will travel south Tuesday to take on Anthony Edwards and the Georgia Bulldogs (10-3). Hagans is a native of Cartersville, Georgia, and was originally committed to the Bulldogs, so there’s no doubt he will be anxious to play if available.