Players often benefit from medical redshirt season.
UK junior wing undergoes knee surgery
Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted this evening, "(Hood's) already home after morning surgery. Jon said he feels good and thanks all for their support."
No official timeline has been given for Hood to return to the court but the prevailing thinking is that he will sit out the season as a medical redshirt to rehabilitate the knee, then return next fall as a redshirt junior.
Prior to the injury Hood had added muscle to his 6-7 frame in the off season and increased his weight to 215 pounds. The added muscle would enable him to compete with stronger wing players.
Calipari said after Hood's injury that the team would miss his veteran leadership.
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