KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Butch Jones said Monday that Josh Smith has yet to be fully assessed, so it’s unknown how long he’ll be sidelined by the collarbone injury he suffered on Sunday.
Smith, a senior slot receiver, came down awkwardly in practice and suffered what is believed to be a fractured collarbone. Typically, those injuries take 6-8 weeks to heal.
The Vols have been using several different receivers in the slot, however, so the team does have quality depth at the position.
Sophomore Tyler Byrd leads a list of receivers — and other skill position players — who could get the reps Smith would have gotten.
Jones mentioned freshman Josh Palmer as another target in the slot.
SEC Country’s Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discuss what Smith’s injury means to the offense, how much he’ll be missed, and who could step up with him out.