Tennessee just can’t seem to avoid injuries at the linebacker position.
Backup Cortez McDowell went down during the third quarter of Saturday’s game at Texas A&M. As SEC Country’s Mike Griffith points out on Twitter, the Vols have had their share of linebackers getting hurt.
#Vols backup LB Cortez McDowell down on the turf. He'd be the 4th LB hurt this year …
— Mike Griffith (@MikeGriffith32) October 8, 2016
Earlier in the day, it was reported that Tennessee may not be getting back Jalen Reeves-Maybin. And it’s safe to say the depth at the position is being tested.
If #Vols’ Cortez McDowell can’t return, they’ll be down to their fourth-team Will LB.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) October 8, 2016
McDowell exited the field and was taken to the locker room for further examination. He entered Saturday with 27 tackles in five games.
— Ryan Callahan (@RyanCallahan247) October 8, 2016