KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee senior linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin underwent a surgical procedure and is likely out for the rest of the season, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Vols coach Butch Jones has recently said that Reeves-Maybin was considering several options after re-injuring his shoulder against Ohio on Sept. 17, and surgery was obviously one of them.
Reeves-Maybin tried to play against Florida on Sept. 24, but he was ineffective in the limited amount of snaps that he played in the 38-28 win over the Gators.
The following week, Reeves-Maybin underwent MRI tests, in search of more information to determine the best course of action for his future.
The Tennessee team captain suffered a torn labrum in spring football drills, and he never really got going this season.
Reeves-Maybin was ejected in the season-opening game against Appalachian State, a 20-13 overtime win, for a questionable targeting violation.
Against Ohio, Reeves-Maybin re-injured his shoulder on special teams, hitting the ground awkwardly on a tackle attempt.