Tennessee defensive tackle commit D’Andre Litaker received more bad news on Monday.
The Class of 2018 prospect will miss the remainder of the 2017 season with Riverdale (Tenn.) High School because of a torn ACL in his right knee, according to a story with Cecil Joyce of the Daily News Journal.
Litaker has suffered his fair share of knee injuries already. He played in 10 games last season due to a torn ACL in his left knee. He also tore a ligament in his leg over the season, which slowed his rehab process.
Riverdale coach Will Krisky said it’s a tough situation for Litaker because he’s already been through so much.
“It’s really disappointing for Dre,” said Kriesky. “He’s had so much adversity in his life, but he still stays positive. He’s dealt with more in his 18 years than most people deal with in 40 or 50 years.
“It’s a big blow for him. Everyone is upset for him.”
The injuries are tough, but Litaker has faced other adversities as well.
“This past December, his mother was in a car wreck and she passed away,” Kriesky told SEC Country earlier in the summer. “He’s had a lot of adversity.”
Follow Tennessee commit Alontae Taylor took to Twitter to try to lift up Litaker.
— Alontae Taylor (@TaeTaylor6) September 11, 2017