KNOXVILLE — Tennessee freshman tailback Carlin Fils-aime was running sprints on Saturday out of his pads and with his arm in a sling, and the cause is reportedly broken bones in his hand.
Fils-aime raised eyebrows last week when he took on fellow freshman Daniel Bituli, a 235-pound linebacker, and held his own in the Vols’ “Circle of Life” drill.
But on Saturday, when UT was finishing up its first day of contact drills, Fils-aime was running sprints with his arm in a sling.
The Tennessee 247sports affiliate reported in a pay article late Monday night that Fils-aime will be out “a few weeks barring any setbacks” on account of the broken bones in his hand.
Coach Butch Jones has not chosen to address the injury at the time of this report.
Mike Griffith covers Tennessee for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s SEC Country and lives in Knoxville.