Originally created 04/28/04

Kentucky wide receiver likely out for season



LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky wide receiver Tommy Cook likely will miss the 2004 season after injuring a knee during the spring football game on Saturday.

Cook tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while making a cut during the game. The senior will undergo reconstructive knee surgery, coach Rich Brooks said Tuesday.

Cook redshirted in 2000. If he misses the entire season because of the injury, he could file an appeal with the NCAA to gain another year of eligibility. The university would support such an appeal, Brooks said.

Cook is the Wildcats' leading returning receiver from last season, when he caught 21 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown. The three-year starter has caught 63 passes for 796 yards and six touchdowns in his career.



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