There is not secret to the fact that the Tennessee Volunteers football team has had its share if injuries leading up to the season. The Vols did get some good news on the injury front when Junior Linebacker Curt Maggitt was in the discussion for playing time last week against Western Kentucky. The Junior starter tore his ACL last November in a game vs Missouri. The Vols lost the game 51-48 in Four Overtimes.
It was also announced late last week that Wide Receiver Devrin Young would miss 4-6 weeks with a broken hand.
“It was kind of a fluke thing. Running a route, he fell down on the ground, put his hand out to brace his fall and broke his hand.”
Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones on Young’s Injury
According to the Associated Press, Young moved from running back to wide receiver during spring practice after rushing for 140 yards on 33 carries last season. He caught a 9-yard touchdown pass, had a 58-yard kickoff return and gained 21 yards on two punt returns Saturday in a 45-0 season-opening victory over Austin Peay.
Defensive End Jacques Smith has also had some injury time and had the pins removed from a broken thumb last week.
Oregon Takes on Tennessee on Saturday at 12:30PT (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)