First, it was switching from quarterback to safety to wide receiver.
Then it was a hand injury coupled with a dismissal from the team that prematurely ended Jauan Jennings’ 2017 season and left his future in doubt.
Now, per Trey Wallace of Fox Sports Knoxville, Jennings will need surgery on his knee after injuring it in a workout on Thursday.
Multiple people close to situation tell me Tennessee WR, Jauan Jennings suffered a knee injury in a workout.— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) June 20, 2019
He’s already had evaluation to determine the extent. He will have surgery & is expected to make a recovery by Fall camp. More to come pic.twitter.com/YMf2edLK5h
This is obviously bad news for one of the best players on the team, but at least there is some optimism that he will be ready for fall camp.
It will be a crucial offseason for the Vols’ offense as new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will need all hands on deck as he installs his new offense, which will likely involve Jennings quite a bit.
Jennings caught 30 passes for 438 yards and three touchdowns in 2018, returning to the team after being kicked out of the program by interim head coach Brady Hoke.
Get healthy, Jauan. Your team needs you.