Butch Jones says Vols injuries would rival any team in country
Tennessee coach Butch Jones is still unsure what his offensive line will look like against No. 8 Alabama on Saturday.
Jones said starting right guard Jashon Robertson is “very, very limited” during his mid-week press conference on Wednesday. Jones said he would know more about Robertson’s availability later this week.
Robertson sustained an ankle injury during preseason camp. He then re-injured the ankle during the UGA game on Oct. 10 and did not return. Tennessee had a bye week last week.
“The next few days will be important for him,” Jones said.
Jones said Dylan Wiesman and Jack Jones would be considered as replacements if Robertson is unable to play against the Crimson Tide. Jones said he thinks the number of injuries the Vols have suffered would rival anyone else’s in the country.
The Vols lost offensive lineman Marcus Jackson, who was a starter at left guard last season, and backup offensive lineman Austin Sanders to torn biceps during the preseason. They were ruled out for the season.
Starting offensive right tackle Brett Kendrick was not able to start the UGA game because of an arm injury. Then, the Vols lost Robertson and center Mack Crowder during the UGA game with lower leg injuries.