Kentucky sophomore point guard Ryan Harrow returned to practice Sunday after missing time for what were called “flu-like symptoms” and then an undisclosed family matter.
Harrow played a disappointing 10 minutes in Kentucky’s season-opening win over Maryland at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Nov. 9. He then missed a week of practice and two games because of what were termed “flu-like symptoms.” He then departed the team to deal with a “family” issue and missed the team’s games against Morehead State and LIU Brooklyn.
“I would like to thank my teammates, the UK coaching staff and administration along with the Big Blue Nation for their support over the last couple of weeks while I was out,” he said in a statement that appeared on CoachCal.com.
“I’m feeling much better and it felt really good to get back on the practice court with the guys today. Unfortunately, when I started feeling better, I had an issue to tend to with my family over the holiday break. Everything is good with that now and I’m excited about playing with my brothers again.”
Kentucky coach John Calipari said on Twitter: “Ryan went the whole way and looked good,” Calipari said on his social media feeds. “Best part was seeing the smile on his face.”
Kentucky next plays at Notre Dame Thursday in the Big East/SEC Challenge.
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