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Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops announced Wednesday that sophomore quarterback Drew Barker will miss a “significant amount of time” with a back injury. Per The

Barker suffered the injury last week against New Mexico State and was replaced by junior-college transfer Stephen Johnson who led the Wildcats to 62-42 win over the Aggies.

For now, doctors do not think Barker’s injury requires surgery. The plan is for him to be reevaluated after an extended period of rest.

“When I say significant, he's out for the foreseeable future, the next two, three, four weeks,” Stoops said. “After that we'll re-evaluate him and see where he's at. He saw a specialist. His mother, his father, Drew, (trainer) Jim Madaleno and our doctors are all on the same page, and they believe the best treatment is rest right now and some treatment, and the best idea for him is non-operative at this point in time. If that changes, I'll let you know. When he gets back out on the field, I'll let you know.”

Stoops would not commit to Barker returning this season.
Kentucky plays South Carolina this Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium on the SEC Network at 6:30pm CT.
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