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LINKS: Injury Tracker Updates - Cam Sutton to Return This Season

Some actual good news from #VolsTriage2016, a complete injury situation update, Arian Foster retires, and more: it’s your Tuesday links!

NCAA Football: Appalachian State at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Morning gang. Yall know the drill- everybody’s been updated, current as of Monday evening. A little better this time!:

Out For Season

Injured, No Date For Return

  • S Micah Abernathy (undisclosed, assumed to be hamstring). No update from Jones yesterday.
  • LB Cortez McDowell (undisclosed). No update from Jones yesterday.
  • DT Kendal Vickers (undisclosed). No update from Jones yesterday.
  • DT Alexis Johnson (“hip flexor strain”). Monday Butch said Johnson is still “slowed” by his injury and that he has “no idea” on the timetable for his return.
  • RB Alvin Kamara (multiple knee injuries). He’s a scratch for this week, but yesterday Butch Jones said “As of right now, he does not need surgery and we anticipate him being back in the next week or two and that is very, very encouraging for us.”
  • CB Cam Sutton (broken ankle). YOU GUYS YOU GUYS:

Expected to Return 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 3
  • Out, Indeterminate Return: 6
  • Out, Expected Back Against USCe: 6 7

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.

VFL and future philosophy store proprietor Arian Foster retired yesterday following an eight-year NFL career which included 6,527 yards, 68 touchdown, and four Pro Bowl berths. Foster was lately of the Dolphins, but more famously ends his career as the Texans’ all-time leading rusher, despite being (insanely) undrafted out of college.

Congrats, Arian. The league is a much poorer place without you.

Today in “Butch Jones being really Butch Jonesy”, Butch yesterday evidently started quoting a book called “The Energy Bus, 10 Rules to Fuel your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy.”

Here’s a fun example of how to completely misuse of Pythagorean projections.

If it’s Tuesday, it’s POSSUMNEWS
After watching a recent Presidential Debate, my six-month-old daughter looked up into my eyes and said, “Daddy, why, in these tawny days of fall, must such venom fly? Will it come too for our kind and wise marsupial friends? Can this get any weirder?” And, sadly, I could only shake my head. “I don’t know, child, but it wouldn’t be the first time.”

NY Times, August, GA, Jan. 22, 1909 - Another chapter has been added to the possum lore which is accumulating about the President-elect. The story, as told by Mr. Taft, is that last night, when taking dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Landen A. Thomas, a large covered silver platter was set before him, upon which he looked with considerable interest, as visions of a roast flitted across his mind.

The cover was suddenly lifted, and, looking with reproach directly into the eyes of the President-elect, was a very much alive “Billy Possum,” tied to the platter. The animal’s teeth were exhibited and an ugly snarl was on his tongue, but it was the reproachful look which left the lasting impression on Mr. Taft’s mind.


Happy Tuesday!