Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle was carted off the field Saturday in Columbia, S.C., as the sophomore sustained a right leg injury against the Gamecocks.
Late in the third quarter, Tuttle went down trying to make a tackle and needed assistance leaving the field. The former Top-100 recruit had his right knee immobilized on the cart.
The No. 18 Volunteers have been ravaged by injuries this season, especially on defense. Tuttle, who started Saturday against South Carolina, is the third defensive tackle to go down with a potentially serious injury in the last three games.
Senior Danny O’Brien was carted off the field against Texas A&M, and Kahlil McKenzie left the Alabama loss with a tore pectoral, ending his season.
In 2015, Tuttle’s promising freshman season ended abruptly after the 6-foot-2, 311-pound tackle broke his leg against Georgia.