Kentucky's Patterson out for the season
Kentucky freshman Patrick Patterson has suffered a stress fracture in his left ankle and will miss the reaminder of the season.
Patterson, the league's top scorer (16.4 ppg), underwent an MRI Friday morning and the injury was discovered. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, according to a statement released by the school.
After struggling the first two months of the season, Kentucky managed to rebound and currently is in second place in the SEC East behind Tennessee.
Patterson was the Wildcats' most dominant player in the post, and his loss is a huge blow to Kentucky's late-season push to make it into the NCAA tournament.