Tennessee linebacker Curt Maggitt’s injury could be more serious than once thought.
Coach Butch Jones listed Maggitt as one of the “season-ending” injuries the Vols have sustained this year during the SEC teleconference on Wednesday, Matt Slovin of the Tennessean reported.
Jones mentioned that injuries to Maggitt, as well as defensive back Rashaan Gaulden and offensive lineman Marcus Jackson — both of whom are out for the season — were “backward-setting” to the program.
Maggitt was originally expected to miss about eight weeks due to a chipped bone in his hip, although Tennessee will explore getting a sixth year for the redshirt senior, Jimmy Hyams of WNML in Knoxville reported in September.
Butch Jones listed Curt Maggitt as one of the "season-ending" injuries Vols have suffered this year on SEC teleconference. So there's that.
— Matt Slovin (@MattSlovin) September 30, 2015
. @UTCoachJones: We've had 3 injuries we feel were backward-setting (Gaulden, Jackson, Maggitt)
— John Brice (@John_BriceVQ) September 30, 2015