Tennessee’s Butch Jones optimistic about status of injured players
Tennessee coach Butch Jones continues to be optimistic when it comes to his injured players.
When asked about a handful of injured Vols, Jones said, “We anticipate all the individuals to be out of practice today. We anticipate them being at practice on Tuesday.”
Jones was specifically asked about sophomore offensive tackle Brett Kendrick (elbow and knee), sophomore offensive lineman Jashon Robertson (ankle), freshman receiver Preston Williams (hamstring) and junior receiver Marquez North (leg).
Jones said North has been able to practice this season but has not been game ready on Saturdays. Jones said the injury is now muscular.
Jones disclosed yet another injured player when he was asked why sophomore tailback Alvin Kamara didn’t receive more touches against South Carolina.
“Alvin has been banged up so we have to pick our spots with him,” Jones said.
Reports surfaced Sunday that quarterback Joshua Dobbs had a sore foot during Saturday’s game that affected his ability to run. Dobbs rebutted that Monday.
“No I wasn’t banged up,” the junior said. “I felt good.”