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University of Kentucky junior tight end Justin Rigg will not participate in the remainder of spring practice. Rigg’s spring came to an end after one practice, following a collision with cornerback Chris Westry. The junior tight end was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a spleen injury. “At this time everything is very positive,” Stoops said. “It’s non-operative at this time, so that’s a good thing. All the tests last night and this morning, everything is very positive, very good. He should have a full recovery.”
Coach Mark Stoops said that Rigg is expected to be back in time for the fall. This is the second internal injury for Rigg since he’s been at UK, having lacerated his kidney during his freshman season. Coach Stoops said that he is optimistic Rigg will be back for fall practice. Depth at tight end now becomes an issue as the only returning tight end with college snaps is C.J. Conrad. Incoming freshman Brenden Bates and Keaton Upshaw will be leaned heavily on, if Rigg is still nursing his injuries in fall camp.
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