Wildcats Lose Potential Defensive Starter for Season

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky junior defensive end Nii Adjei Oninku injured his knee in a weekend scrimmage and will be out for the season, coach Rich Brooks said Monday.

An MRI exam Monday confirmed tears of the medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments, the school said in a statement.

"I feel really bad for Nii Adjei because he has worked so hard and played a lot of productive football for us," Brooks said.

Oninku played in 12 games last season, starting five, and made 12 tackles. He entered preseason practice as a starter at defensive end.

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