LEXINGTON - Kentucky won't have its leading rusher and second leading receiver the rest of the season.
Sophomore running back Derrick Locke has torn both the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his knee and will have season-ending surgery in the next week.
Kentucky's top receiver, Dicky Lyons, had injured his knee a week earlier and is set to have surgery Tuesday.
"Obviously, he is out for the year and that really hurts us," said Kentucky coach Rich Brooks.
Kentucky quarterback Mike Hartline says the Cats have no choice but to adjust to playing without two talented players. Lyons was hurt against South Carolina and Locke hurt his knee returning a kickoff in the first half of last week's win over Arkansas.
"Obviously you would rather have both those guys on the field with you," Hartline said. "But now we just have to have other guys play a more prominent role and move forward. There's nothing else we can do."