KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee rising senior offensive lineman Brett Kendrick had left ankle surgery on Thursday morning, according to a report in the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Kendrick, a product of the Christian Academy of Knoxville, is a 6-foot-6, 318-pounder who started all 13 games last season, seven at left tackle and five at right tackle.
Tennessee’s offensive line struggled at the start of the season, but as the year progressed, it showed improvement.
The Vols started seven different offensive line combinations because of a series of injuries.
Kendrick, a fifth-year senior and candidate for captain duties, played through his injury, which included three torn ligaments in his ankle.
Tennessee returns seven offensive linemen with starting experience next season and is expected to show great improvement in that position group.