LEXINGTON, Ky. — The good news is he’s feeling much better now, but there is still no word on why Luke Wright, a backup quarterback for the University of Kentucky, collapsed on the sideline and had to be carted off on a stretcher during the fourth quarter of a 40-34 win over Missouri on Saturday night.
“He’s going through some tests right now,” QB coach Darin Hinshaw said after Tuesday’s practice. “This is something that never has happened to him — or in his family — so it’s a little unique situation. They’re making sure, ‘Why did it happen? Why did he have a seizure?’ and all those kind of things. We should get some results back in the next couple days on what the situation was. It might’ve just been a freak situation or it might be something that they have to address.”
Hinshaw is the first to call Wright’s collapse a seizure, although head coach Mark Stoops said Tuesday he could not get into specifics about the situation. Stoops did say Wright will “definitely” stay with the football team and that his parents, who live near Atlanta, are now in Lexington with their son.
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“Any of the tests he’s done so far, everything’s been positive,” Stoops said.
Wright, who followed Hinshaw and offensive coordinator Eddie Gran from Cincinnati in 2015, completed 3 of 4 passes for 28 yards last season as a redshirt freshman. He has yet to attempt a pass this fall, but no one can question his support for the 5-1 Wildcats — or theirs for him.
Teammates and coaches visited Wright in the hospital as soon as they finished off Missouri.
“He basically blanked out and he woke up, next thing he knows, he’s in an ambulance. He says, ‘What am I doing here?’ So you can imagine what he went through,” Hinshaw said. “And then he went to the hospital and they asked him how he’s feeling and he says, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, what about the game? Can you get it on the TV?’ ”
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