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Tennessee Receiver Josh Smith Out 4-8 Weeks

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Another blow to Tennessee’s offensive depth

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee received some bad news on Sunday, as it was discovered senior WR Josh Smith will be out at least a month with a broken collarbone.

Tennessee was already thin at wideout behind Jauan Jennings, and now that depth is depleted even further. The Vols will now be relying heavily upon Tyler Byrd and Marquez Callaway and probably at least one freshman - Josh Palmer has impressed many people during camp - to have sizable production at receiver.

With question marks already present about Tennessee’s offensive playmakers, the Vols will be focusing heavily on health on that side of the ball throughout the season. UT fans saw injuries drastically deplete the defense in 2016, so hopefully that doesn’t happen to the offense this season.

Smith has 721 yards on 58 receptions and five touchdowns in his career.


UPDATE: Smith underwent a CT scan on Monday. The results showed a shoulder sprain. He’s expected to miss a little over a month.