Morning folks! This season, yall. This season. Make it stop. It’s killing people.
There’s obviously been a lot of talk about Tennessee’s injury situation. What are injuries, really, anyways? Aren’t we all injured somehow, man? Makes you think. Regardless, for Tennessee there’s a lot of (sometimes contradictory) injury lists floating around right now, so here’s our as-complete-as-possible injury tracker, accurate as of late last night. It is our opus to the frailty of human ambition.
Out For Season
- CB Cam Sutton (ankle; there was some talk earlier this year he could return very late in the season.)
- LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin underwent season-ending surgery on his shoulder over last weekend. On Tuesday he indicated he’s considering forgoing this year’s draft and applying for a medical redshirt.
- LB Quart’e Sapp tore his ACL against Ohio.
- DT Kahlil McKenzie tore a pectoral muscle against Alabama.
Injured, No Date For Return
- S Micah Abernathy, who didn’t start against Texas A&M due to injury, appeared to pull a hamstring against Alabama (though the very athletic Dan Le Batard apparently thinks he faked it ::eyeroll::)
- CB Malik Foreman started the three games prior to the Alabama game but did not play Saturday due to an undisclosed injury.
- LB Cortez McDowell left the Texas A&M game and did not return against Alabama.
- DT Kendal Vickers left the Texas A&M game and did not return against Alabama.
- DT Alexis Johnson was expected to play against Alabama but did not dress; Butch Jones later said he has a “hip flexor strain” that “really sets his progression back.”
- RB Alvin Kamara sustained multiple knee injuries against Alabama, including an LCL sprain and a meniscus injury that will likely require arthroscopic surgery. He’s expected to miss two-to-four weeks at a minimum.
Expected to Return Against South Carolina
- G Jack Jones had surgery to repair torn thumb ligaments earlier this week, per Rocky Top News. They report Tennessee is “hopeful” he’ll return against South Carolina.
- G Jashon Robertson suffered an apparent ankle injury against Texas A&M and did not return against Alabama. Earlier this week Butch Jones indicated he’s expected back against South Carolina.
- C Dylan Wiesman left the Texas A&M game after suffering what looked an awful lot like a concussion (Proviso: do not take medical advice from LINKS) and did not return against Alabama. Earlier this week Butch Jones indicated he’s expected back against South Carolina.
- LT Brett Kendrick left the Alabama game due to an undisclosed injury. Earlier this week Butch Jones indicated he’s expected back against South Carolina.
- RT Chance Hall left the Alabama game due to an undisclosed injury. Earlier this week Butch Jones indicated he’s expected back against South Carolina.
- LB Darrin Kirkland has missed five games with a high ankle sprain, but is expected back next week.
- Out for Season: 4
- Out, Indeterminate Return: 6
- Out, Expected Back Against USCe: 6
As always as of last week, we’ll keep this list updated as more players statuses are announced and/or (ha!) more players are injured. If we’ve missed anybody or you have any HOT TIPS, please hit us up in the comments or on the Twitters.
Despite being snubbed this year for both WNBA All-Star Team and US National Team selections, VFL Candace Parker finally won her first WNBA Championship last night as her LA Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx in a wild 77-76 finish. Parker, who also won Finals MVP, dedicated the game to Pat Summitt:
Candace Parker. Chills. pic.twitter.com/38lxk5Hc8i— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) October 21, 2016
One of the greats, yall.