Kentucky's Crawford misses practice due to surgery

Updated: October 13, 2006, 10:06 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky junior guard Joe Crawford missed Friday night's Big Blue Madness and will miss the team's first few practices after undergoing minor surgery, coach Tubby Smith said.

"He's still recovering, and I'm not sure when he'll be ready to go fully," Smith said. "Probably next week some time we'll know his status."

Smith would not give any details about Crawford's surgery.

Crawford started in 22 games last season, averaging 10.2 points.

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