LEXINGTON - Keenan Burton was expected to be a rising star on this year's Kentucky football team. Instead, the sophomore receiver is going to miss this rest of the year because of a broken wrist.
Coach Rich Brooks announced Monday that Burton will have surgery Thursday to repair a fracture in his wrist that limited him to only returning kickoffs against Indiana Saturday.
Burton was injured in UK's season-opening loss to Louisville, a game where he returned three kickoffs for a 29.3-yard average and caught two passes for 13 yards.
Burton will be able to apply for a medical hardship redshirt season and will retain three years of eligibility if the request is granted. He's expected to be able to return to spring practice.