KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — For the second time in a month, Tennessee coach Butch Jones suggested that All-SEC cornerback Cam Sutton could return to action later this season.
Sutton sustained a broken ankle against Ohio on Sep. 17 — an injury that required surgery and was thought to end his outstanding Tennessee career.
Not so, per Jones.
“I’m here to tell you, everything I’m being told, he’ll only be out for a couple more weeks,” Jones said.
“We’re anticipating him being back.”
Sutton would be a big boost to a struggling Tennessee defense — especially as the Volunteers hope to reach Atlanta for the SEC championship game for the first time since 2007.
The senior started all 41 games of his Tennessee career before the injury, and Jones praised Sutton’s leadership and resiliency to work his way into position to return from broken ankle.
“He’s willing himself back to play,” Jones said.
“As of right now, all roads lead toward that. That’s very encouraging.”