Kentucky football: Jordan Jones expected back for Mississippi State game

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky should have one of its top defensive players back in time for the Mississippi State game. Jordan Jones will play against the Bulldogs on Oct. 21 as long as there aren’t any setbacks, coach Mark Stoops said after practice Tuesday.

“He was out there today. He’s in a red. He’s no contact, but he was out there moving around. He went through individual and he went through some reps without hitting anybody.”

Jones, who led the SEC in solo tackles last season, hasn’t played since Week 2 against Eastern Kentucky when he injured his shoulder. Sophomore Eli Brown has been starting at weakside linebacker in Jones’ absence.

The bye week comes at a good time for the Wildcats. Kentucky is dealing with several minor injuries. Cornerback Chris Westry, linebacker Courtney Love and nose guard Naquez Pringle — three defensive starters — didn’t practice Tuesday. Pringle and Westry got hurt against Missouri last Saturday, but Stoops was optimistic on Tuesday.

“If all things go well we should have them by the end of the week or the beginning of next week,” Stoops said.

Kentucky is 5-1 heading into its bye week.

Watch: Mark Stoops after practice Tuesday

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