Sophomore Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle was limited to six games last season after breaking his leg against Georgia, but Tennessee coach Butch Jones provided good news on his status Wednesday.
Jones told reporters that Tuttle is expected to be back at the beginning of fall training camp. He was injured on this play against the Bulldogs:
Tennessee Freshman DT Shy Tuttle Out For The Rest Of The Season With Broken Fibula Because Of This Play vs. Georgia pic.twitter.com/vejaV4dpJO
— Tennessee Fan Base (@VolsFanBASE) October 13, 2015
Jones asked the SEC to review the play last season on what appeared to be an illegal chop block. Nonetheless, Tuttle — who was starting to carve out a consistent role — missed the remainder of the season. Luckily for Vols fans, he should be ready to go for the 2016 opener.
Tuttle tallied 10 tackles, one fumble recovery and a blocked kick in his six games of action in 2015.