Kentucky's Stallworth sidelined after knee surgery

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Lexington, KY ( - Kentucky senior forward DeNesha Stallworth is expected to be sidelined for 3-to-4 weeks after undergoing left knee surgery.

Wildcats head coach Matthew Mitchell said Stallworth had an arthroscopic procedure for cartilage damage.

"A piece of articular cartilage was floating in her left knee, so she had a scope this morning that went well and that will sideline her for, we are thinking right now, about three-to-four weeks," said Mitchell on Wednesday. "Not the kind of news you want to hear, but we are glad it was nothing serious. Her knee just kept swelling after the Baylor game. Not quite sure when the injury took place. We have moved forward dealing with it and have a lot of confidence in our medical staff and we think she will be back good as new here in three-to-four weeks."

Stallworth is the second-leading scorer for the fifth-ranked Wildcats, averaging 14.2 points with 7.0 rebounds.