Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Injury: Kentucky Forward Hurts Quad In Final Four

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hasn't had his best performance in the Kentucky Wildcats' game against their intrastate rival Louisville Cardinals. Three-quarters of the way through, he has just five points, four rebounds, four turnovers, and he hasn't had his typical impact on the fast break.

Kidd-Gllchrist, to add injury to insult, did a split in this one, hurting his quadriceps. With six minutes left in the game and the Wildcats up nine, but the Cardinals still well within reach, Kidd-Gilchrist was nowhere to be found on the court. He's improved perception to the point where he's considered among the top five picks in the 2012 NBA draft because of his athleticism and effort.

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Kidd-Gilchrist returned to the floor with just about two minutes remaining and the Wildcats leading by seven points. If he can stay on the floor and be effective, the Wildcats should be able to close this one out.

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