Tennessee already had two new offensive linemen starting against Alabama and needed a third Saturday after Brett Kendrick went down with left ankle injury.
Kendrick’s left had his leg rolled up on in the middle of the first quarter against the Crimson Tide by fellow lineman Chance Hall. He proceeded to come off the field and was attended to by trainers and had his ankle taped.
The Volunteers have been plagued by the injury bug this season. Fellow offensive lineman Dylan Wiesman was already out for the game before Kendrick was hurt.
Defensive lineman Danny O’Brien was injured and carted off last week and was subsequently dismissed from the team on Monday for a violation of team rules.