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Louisville S Russ Yeast out for Kentucky game with knee injury

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Not the way we wanted to start the week.

NCAA Football: Louisville at Western Kentucky Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville football coach Scott Satterfield announced during his weekly press conference on Monday that starting safety Russ Yeast is out for the Kentucky game after the junior suffered a knee injury in the Cardinals’ win over Syracuse. Satterfield added that Yeast had a procedure on the knee on Sunday.

Yeast seemed to hint at this news over the weekend.

Yeast, a junior, currently ranks fifth on the team in tackles with 61. His single interception leaves him tied with six teammates for the lead in that category.

It’s been a wild college career thus far for Yeast, who left the program near the end of last season, but returned once head coach Bobby Petrino was fired. He played in both of the final two games of last season and has been a starter since week one in 2019.

Missing this game has to be especially brutal for Yeast, who is the son of former Kentucky star wide receiver Craig Yeast.

Best wishes to Russ for a speedy and full recovery.