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Injury might ground high-flying University of Kentucky cheerleader

Josh Marsh talks about his viral video and Kentucky Cheer’s quest for a 24th national title

Josh Marsh, the Kentucky cheerleader who went viral online with a tumbling run that drew the attention of celebrated television producer Shonda Rhimes, talks about that moment and UK's quest for a 24th national title.
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Josh Marsh, the Kentucky cheerleader who went viral online with a tumbling run that drew the attention of celebrated television producer Shonda Rhimes, talks about that moment and UK's quest for a 24th national title.

University of Kentucky cheerleader Josh Marsh, whose high-flying flips have made him a fan favorite and an internet sensation, might be grounded for awhile.

Marsh, a senior on national champion UK Cheer’s Blue squad, told Kentucky Sports Radio that he might have torn his Achilles tendon while performing at the men’s basketball game against Florida on Saturday.

Marsh said got checked by team doctors at the game and they said he “more than likely” had injured his Achilles, KSR reported Sunday.

A video of one of Marsh’s tumbling runs at a UK football game last fall went viral after powerhouse television writer Shonda Rhimes posted it on her Twitter and Instagram account.

Marsh told the Herald-Leader in January that the goal of his acrobatics is to fire up the crowd.

“I do it just to make them go crazy,” he said. “The louder they get, the higher I get, the more flips I do.”

A video posted by Kyle Steele of UK cheerleader Josh Marsh tumbling during the Kentucky-South Carolina football game went viral on Facebook.

As part of the University of Kentucky's weeklong homecoming celebration UK football tight end CJ Conrad, along with UK cheerleaders Riley Aguiar, Josh Marsh, and Wildcat mascot Scratch, visited patients in the Kentucky Children's Hospital.

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