Kentucky QB Wright says he's 'good' after sideline collapse
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky reserve quarterback Luke Wright says on his Twitter account that examinations "all came back good" after he collapsed on the sideline Saturday night during the Wildcats' victory over Missouri.
Wright, a junior transfer who started last fall against Austin Peay but hadn't played this season, collapsed with about 9½ minutes remaining in the game Kentucky won 40-34. Play was stopped for several minutes and players from both teams knelt in prayer on the field in a silent stadium as medical personnel treated the 6-foot-4 Cincinnati native. Wright was applauded as he was carried off the sideline on a stretcher.
Coach Mark Stoops said afterward "that was very scary for all of us," but said Wright was responsive. Stoops did not elaborate on what caused the player to collapse. Wright tweeted early Sunday that he was fine and thanked everyone for their prayers following the scary moment.