Tennessee redshirt-senior defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. was admitted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center on Thursday night after falling according to a report from The Read Optional’s Trey Wallace.
According to Sources: Tennessee DB Todd Kelly Jr is currently at Tennessee Medical Center dealing with injuries occurred overnight.— Trey Wallace (@TreyW_Radio) January 12, 2018
Wallace later confirmed that he was admitted to the hospital after falling:
Todd Kelly Jr was admitted to Tennessee Medical Center last night after suffering injuries from a fall. More details to come... https://t.co/6mWOYNLYYF— Trey Wallace (@TreyW_Radio) January 12, 2018
While what exactly happened to Kelly is unknown at this point, he responded to the report via twitter on Friday:
Thanks for the prayers, God can do anything! Appreciate the love and support.— Todd Kelly Jr. (TK) (@ToddKellyJr) January 12, 2018
For now, Kelly appears to be on track to return to the field for his redshirt-senior season. The Knoxville native missed most of the 2017 season after sustaining a knee injury versus Indiana State in week two. Kelly underwent surgery on the knee in October, and was granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA.
This will be a story to keep an eye for Vols fans as the extent of his injuries (if any) are not known as of now or if they will hinder his return in 2018.
An update from Kelly.