Running back Derrick Locke, Kentucky’s top returning rusher and one of the nation’s elite all-purpose players, continues to recover from a moped accident that left him with a broken bone in his wrist.
“Everything is going smooth. He is back running with us. He is lifting weights with some modifications. He is still conditioning and doing all that we ask of him,” Kentucky coach Joker Phillips said Thursday during the Kentucky Football Coaches Association Summer Clinic at Centre College.
The coaches limited Locke's spring practice workouts to try and protect him from injury, only to have him injured in a freakish accident away from football.
“We did protect him in the spring. He is a guy who is proven and has a lot of wear on his body from his injury two years ago and the pounding that a running back takes in this league,” Phillips said. “We know he is tough and knows what to do. We wanted to find out what some young kids could dom a little bit.