Oct 5, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Ryan Timmons (1) makes a big gain against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky loses WRs Alexander Montgomery and Ryan Timmons


Winning games in the SEC is hard enough for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Now they’ll have to try to take down the 10th-ranked Missouri Tigers without two of their three leading wide receivers.

Freshman Alexander Montgomery tore his ACL in a 48-14 victory over the Alabama State Hornets Saturday, head coach Mark Stoops announced on Monday. The 6’2, 210 lb. Weston, Florida native injured his knee while jumping into the air for a chest bump while celebrating a touchdown.

On the season, Robinson has 16 receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns.

The Wildcats will also be without freshman wide receiver/running back Ryan Timmons. Timmons sprained his ankle in the victory over the Hornets and won’t go Saturday.

Timmons, a 5’10, 185 lb. Frankfort, Kentucky native has been a versatile weapon for the Wildcats’ offense. He’s rushed for 89 yards on 11 carries and has 295 yards and two touchdowns on 27 catches.

For a team that struggles on offense like the Wildcats, these are huge losses.

The Wildcats and Tigers will kickoff from Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky at noon EST Saturday.

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