KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After missing the Texas A&M game with multiple undisclosed injuries, Tennessee tailback Jalen Hurd was back at practice Tuesday as the Volunteers began preparations for top-ranked Alabama (3:30 p.m., CBS).
The media was only allowed to see stretch and Period 1, and the junior running back sported a green, non-contact jersey, as did dynamic junior Alvin Kamara — who totaled over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns in the loss to Texas A&M.
Hurd rarely wore his helmet during stretch, but the junior did participate in a few running drills at the end of the session.
Meanwhile, linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. (ankle) and defensive tackle Kendal Vickers (undisclosed) were also back at practice. Kirkland, who has missed four straight games with a high-ankle sprain, had his ankle heavily-taped and gingerly did some light running on the side field. Vickers left the Texas A&M game with an injury but looked fine, taking his normal first-team reps at defensive tackle.
With Danny O’Brien’s dismissal, sophomore Kahlil McKenzie looks to be in line to start alongside Vickers.