Time and time again, we are reminded that celebrating can sometimes be one of the most dangerous activities in sports. Kentucky wide receiver Alex Montgomery learned that the hard way on Saturday when he injured his knee while celebrating a touchdown against Alabama State.
Montgomery, a freshman who is second on the team with 16 catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. After scoring a touchdown in the second quarter to give the Wildcats a 21-7 lead, Montgomery jumped up to chest bump teammates Demarco Robinson and Anthony Kendrick. He landed awkwardly on his left leg and tore up his knee.
“It was three of us that jumped, so I guess when he came down it came down wrong on his knee,” Robinson told the Lexington Herald Leader.
Kentucky is scheduled to face Missouri this weekend and may also be without second-leading receiver Ryan Timmons, who sprained his ankle against Alabama State.
We thought it was bad when Candice Parker accidentally headbutted a teammate a few months ago, but at least that only led to a bloody face. A torn ACL is one of the worst injuries Montgomery could have suffered, and I’m sure the way it happened has led to plenty of sleepless nights since Saturday.
H/T Dr. Saturday