Kentucky defensive finish Josh Paschal has been recognized with malignant melanoma, coach Mark Stoops introduced Friday.
Stoops additionally revealed that offensive line coach John Schlarman is coping with an undisclosed medical situation.
“Our hearts and prayers are with Josh and John as they battle this situation,” Stoops mentioned throughout a press convention, via Louisville Courier Journal. “We’re very near each of their households and hung out with each of the households this week. We are going to proceed to be supportive and be household and be for them in any means we are able to.”
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Paschal initially was anticipated to be out for just a few weeks after having a “minor procedure” on his foot, nevertheless it seems the analysis is extra critical than initially thought.
The sophomore had pores and skin lesions faraway from his foot and additional testing confirmed the melanoma. He had one other process final week and is awaiting the check outcomes.
Paschal performed in eight video games as a freshman and was anticipated to have a much bigger position for Kentucky this season. He tallied 16 tackles and 3.5 sacks.