KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Butch Jones said All-SEC cornerback Cam Sutton has a fractured right ankle and is out, middle linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. remains sidelined by a high ankle sprain and reserve linebacker Quart’e Sapp is out for the year with an ACL injury.
The good news for the No. 14-ranked Vols (3-0) is that leading tackler Jalen Reeves-Maybin will be back at practice after injuring his shoulder last week, and offensive tackle Chance Hall is back from his arthroscopic knee surgery and will return to practice with the team on Monday
“The good news is, all that it is (with Reeves-Maybin), is a muscle strain,” Jones said. “We fully anticipate him being ready to play,”
Receiver Josh Smith and cornerback Justin Martin will return this week from the ankle injuries that led them to miss the 28-19 win over Ohio on Saturday, and defensive end LaTroy Lewis may return from the ankle injury he suffered on Sept. 10 against Virginia Tech, Jones said.
Tennessee plays host to No. 19-ranked Florida (3-0) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.