Initial reports suggested Kentucky freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt could be out three months with a foot injury. Now it could be much worse.

A report from ESPN on Wednesday features a quote from Kentucky head coach John Calipari saying Vanderbilt might miss the whole year.

“If he’s not 100 percent, he won’t play,” Calipari told ESPN at SEC Media Day on Wednesday. “If he can’t get ready this year, then he won’t play this year.”

“‘Well coach, what if that costs you games?’ Well then it costs us games,” he said. “His health and his well-being goes before anything else, including our basketball team. I hope we get him back — for him. So he can play. But again, even if he doesn’t play this year, [I told him] this is hurting us more than it’s hurting you.”