UK's Locke Out for Bowl; Burton, Warford are Doubtful

By: James Brandenburg Email
By: James Brandenburg Email

Florida State figured to be shorthanded for its Music City Bowl appearance against Kentucky, what with nearly two dozen Seminoles expected to be suspended for their roles in an academic cheating scandal.

But now, Kentucky understands the Seminoles' plight.

UK will be without freshman running back Derrick Locke, who fractured a rib in practice, and possibly without starting wideout Keenan Burton and starting cornerback Paul Warford for its game with Florida State on New Year's Eve.

Burton's been nursing an ankle injury all season, but it's a knee injury he suffered against Florida that might keep him out of the bowl game. Warford injured his shoulder, leaving his status in doubt.

Locke is second on the team with 521 rushing yards and first with five rushing touchdowns this season. Burton has caught 59 balls for 685 yards and nine scores, while Warford's recorded 36 tackles and is second on the team with two interceptions.


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