Harrow Has History With Mysterious Illness

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Updated: 11/28/2012 9:21 pm
Kentucky sophomore Ryan Harrow says the illness that has kept him off the court for the Cats has happened to him about this time of the year each of the previous three years.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Did the pressure of playing point guard for John Calipari at Kentucky contribute to Ryan Harrow getting sick? Harrow said it may have, but this isn't the first time he's missed games due to an unknown illness - nor is it the first time he's missed practice at Kentucky for it.

The UK sophomore said on Wednesday that he experienced flu-like symptoms and then "passed out" during a game early in his senior season of high school. Harrow said he had to be taken to the hospital and was given three IV's following that incident. The diagnosis: unknown.

As a freshman at N.C. State, Harrow said he experienced similar symptoms and missed three games because of it. Why? Medical professionals did not know.

After transferring to UK, Harrow said he missed a week of practice about this time last year after feeling the same way he had before. The cause? Again, no one was able to put a finger on it.

Prior to UK's opening game of this season against Maryland, John Calipari said Harrow had flu-like symptoms. He played sparingly against the Terrapins then missed UK's following four games, during which time he lost seven pounds.

What kept him off the court this time? Same song, different verse.

Harrow said he even got a flu shot this year - his first - in hopes of avoiding what has happened to him in the past.

Harrow said he is better now, happy to be back with the team and looks forward to contributing any way he can for the Wildcats.
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