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Report: Tennessee Receiver Jauan Jennings To Miss Up To 12 weeks.

A big loss for the Vols.

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Jennings attempts to pull in a pass against Georgia Tech
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Sometimes victories are costly in the long run and Monday night’s game was no exception for the Volunteers.

Leading receiver Jauan Jennings was forced to exit the game early when he collided with a Georgia Tech defender, causing Jennins wrist to strike the defender’s helmet.

The fact that Jennings never returned was cause for alarm and that alarm was justified this morning when broke the news.

Jennings is expected to miss 12 weeks, which is essentially the entire regular season.

Fortunately the Vols found a potential replacement in Marquez Callaway, but how effective he can be throughout the season remains to be seen and is also a legitimate question.

Look for the Vols to lean on their running game even more now. Players like Ty Chandler, Tyler Bird, and Ethan Wolf really need to step up and help ease the burden of no Jennings on the field.

The Vols also get an easy game against Indiana State this weekend to figure things out. They could be in major trouble if they were playing a more competitve opponent.