Without precedent for 2020, Chris Oats was at Kroger Field on a Kentucky Football gameday.
The UK linebacker endured an undisclosed health-related crisis in the spring, sidelining him inconclusively from the sport of football. Oats went through right around four months in a recovery office before had the option to re-visitation his home toward the beginning of October. After the Wildcats’ guard pitched a shutout against Mississippi State, Mark Stoops, Jon Sumrall, and Vince Marrow conveyed him the game ball.
Joined by his mom and sibling, Oats watched the game from the stands in a wheelchair. He got noisy applause from the Kroger Field swarm when he appeared on the video board in the principal quarter.
Oats was wearing his No. 22 shirt while Josh Paschal shook No. 22 on the field. The protective chief recorded four handles, including one for a misfortune, as the 6th diverse Wildcat to wear 22 this fall, following Boogie Watson, Jordan Wright, Jamin Davis, Keaton Upshaw, and DeAndre Square.
Oats’ colleagues sorted out a GoFundMe page to help pay for his broad doctor’s visit expenses. So far over $36,000 has been raised, however, it’s shy of the $50,000 objective.