Kentucky Wildcats guard Jemarl Baker is expected to miss at least the next three months after undergoing knee surgery, according to the program. Baker, an incoming freshman, underwent surgery last week after a procedure he had before he enrolled with the heralded SEC program did not heal properly.

“I’m disappointed I won’t be able to join my brothers on the court to start the season but I’m looking forward to getting my knee back to 100 percent so I can help this team chase our goals,” said Baker, via FanRag Sports’ own Adam Zagoria. “I want to thank everyone for the well-wishes and I can’t wait to get back out there with the team.”

Baker participated in workouts with the team over the summer and then began experiencing soreness in his knee during the preseason. After further evaluation, Baker was advised to have surgery.