LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky running back Rafael Little will
return to the lineup on Saturday against Vanderbilt after missing
three games with a thigh injury.
Little practiced on Tuesday and coach Rich Brooks said the
senior looked healthy.
"It's always nice to get playmakers back," Brooks said.
"Everybody knows how many plays Keenan Burton and Rafael have made
on our offense. Having those two guys back in the lineup will be a
big boost for us."
Burton will also return to action Saturday after missing
Kentucky's loss to Mississippi St. on Oct. 27 due to injury. Little
said he's excited to return to the lineup.
"It's hard sitting out watching," he said. "We lost the last
two games, and I thought I could have done something to help us
Little also made a return from injury in the Vanderbilt game
last season. He had missed four games due to a knee injury but came
back against the Commodores and logged 20 carries for 132 yards and
a touchdown. He also caught eight passes for 114 yards in the game.
"Last year when he came back he ended up getting a lot more
than we had in mind for him," Brooks said. "(Saturday) we're just
going to do what we have to do hopefully to move the ball and score
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