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Kentucky freshman to miss Tuesday, possibly more, with undisclosed illness

Trey Lyles, Raheem Johnson

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Kentucky freshman Trey Lyles missed Saturday’s game against Alabama, and that may not be the only game that he’ll sit out this season.

John Calipari announced on Monday that Lyles will not play on Tuesday when Kentucky takes on Georgia, and that may not be the end of it. Lyles has an undisclosed illness, and Kentucky has yet to elaborate past that.

“We don’t believe he’ll play Tuesday and don’t know after that,” Calipari told reporters on the SEC . “But we’re going to try to figure that out. We had to play without him Saturday and I thought it was a great win without him. I mean, you’re talking about a 6-foot-10, talented, talented player. And we’re playing without him now. I thought we played well without him, but we’re never going to be as good without him, because he’s a really good player.”

Lyles is averaging 7.5 points and 5.3 boards this season. He was a McDonald’s All-American as a senior in high school.

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