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Dontaie Allen has been Released to Start Running


Photo | April Allen-Thomas


Kentucky basketball signee, Dontaie Allen had to overcome a lot during his senior season at Pendleton County High School.


Allen, the 2019 Kentucky Mr. Basketball winner, tore his ACL during a game last December. The injury ended his high school career and led to some questions about being healthy for his freshman season at Kentucky.


While recovering from ACL surgery, Allen suffered a broken collarbone during a car accident earlier this spring.



Despite the obstacles thrown his way the last few months, Allen is progressing well, according to his mother, April Allen-Thomas.


In a Facebook post on Wednesday, his mother had the latest update on Allen’s health.


“Today was Dontaie’s 4 month ACL/Meniscus- Dr. check up. He is doing GREAT!! He seems to always have the Dr. surprised as to how far he comes at each visit. So proud of how hard he is working.


He has been released to start running which he has been IMPATIENTLY waiting for in order to get back into shape. The Dr. also looked at collar bone and said WOW…he is 1 month post surgery. Complete healing for that in 1-2 more weeks.”


A very positive update on the future Wildcat, who has said all along he doesn’t plan to redshirt his freshman season.


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