LEXINGTON — Kentucky running back Derrick Locke has a simple message for fans worried about him after he hurt his left arm in a moped accident Thursday.
“I am fine. Tell them not to worry,” Locke said in a Facebook answer.
Earlier, he had posted this message on his Facebook page: “Attention Big Blue Nation ... I am fine. I’s just a minor setback.”
Locke, a senior, is Kentucky’s leading returning rusher and is expected to be one of the key offensive players for the Wildcats in Joker Phillips’ first year as head coach. He was used sparingly in spring practice to help protect him from injury to keep him healthy for the season.
However, while riding a moped he reportedly lost his balance, and when he reached down to catch himself with his left hand he suffered a slight break in the ulna bone in his left forearm, according to Kentucky football spokesman Tony Neely. The injury is just above the wrist, and Neely says no surgery is planned “at this time” on Locke’s arm.