NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Kentucky receiver Keenan Burton was given a 50-50 chance of playing against Florida State after the Wildcats wrapped up practice Friday for the Music City Bowl.
The star wideout, hobbling with a knee injury, participated in about half of the afternoon practice under a drizzly sky at Vanderbilt University.
Wildcats coaches will monitor Burton's knee over the weekend before deciding whether or not he will play Monday.
``It did not swell from yesterday,'' Kentucky coach Rich Brooks said Friday. ``I would say it's 50-50. If he doesn't swell from what he did today, then he'll probably play in the game.''
Burton said practicing Friday after missing Thursday's session helped him gauge his progress.
``I have to go through team stuff in order to fully see if everything is going to be fine, then just wait it out to see how it feels,'' he said. ``It's just day by day, really.''
Burton leads the Wildcats with 59 receptions and is second in receiving yards (685) and touchdown catches (nine). He was a finalist for this year's Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation's top receiver.
``He's clearly a guy who has made huge, big plays in his career,'' Brooks said. ``If we don't have him out there, we're going to miss those big plays.''
Burton, a senior, wants to help the Wildcats win back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 1950-51.
``It's important because it would be my last game,'' he said of playing. ``I want to go out on something special and be part of something special.''
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