J.J. Weaver

If the University of Kentucky Wildcats defeat the Youngstown State Penguins in Saturday’s football game, the ‘Cats will have to do so without the further services of star linebacker J.J. Weaver after he suffered a gruesome arm injury in the first quarter of the game.

Media reports said Weaver watched the remainder of the first half from the tunnel while wearing a brace around his elbow. There’s no official injury report on Weaver, but he almost bent his arm in half in the first quarter and was immediately taken to the locker room for treatment. He is not expected to return.

The CFB had a wide range of reactions to the news:

“Oh man, that looked bad, the way J.J. Weaver landed on his arm there,” said Athletic reporter Kyle Tucker.

“JJ Weaver having an injury is certainly not what we wanted,” lamented Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones.

“Please tell me JJ Weaver isn’t seriously hurt,” Barstool Sports‘ Bobby Reagan said.

“SEC Network’s Andraya Carter reports that J.J. Weaver is out for the game with a left elbow injury but Jeremy Flax is good to return. UK Radio Network reported that Weaver had his arm in a sling with a brace on the elbow while watching a game in the tunnel,” noted user Tyler Thompson.

Weaver leads the team in tackles (14) as of this writer. The former four-star recruit starred in Kentucky’s upset of Florida last week.

[Mark Story; image via YouTube]

About DJ Byrnes

D.J. Byrnes is a terminally online sports journalist living in Columbus, Ohio. He enjoys bicycling, reading and writing in his spare time.