Tennessee offensive lineman Jashon Robertson could return this week against Missouri.
The sophomore has been severely limited with an ankle injury since a win on Oct. 10 against Georgia. Robertson has appeared in only one game since then, a win on Oct. 31 against Kentucky. He played for just a handful of plays before leaving for the sideline. Robertson first sustained the injury during preseason camp.
“Jashon is more game ready than he’s ever been,” Jones said during his weekly Monday press conference.
Jones was also asked about freshman receiver Preston Williams (hamstring) and sophomore offensive lineman Brett Kendrick (elbow and knee). Jones said he’ll know more about their status Tuesday.
“We anticipate them all being ready to go,” Jones said.
Tennessee’s offensive line has been a hodgepodge throughout the season with several different combinations because of injuries. The Vols lost senior Marcus Jackson and sophomore Austin Sanders to biceps injuries in preseason camp.
Still, Tennessee’s offensive line has helped the Vols rush for 2,103 yards through 10 games this season. The Vols only managed 1,903 in 13 games last season. The Vols are also second in the SEC with 210.3 yards rushing per game.
“Our offensive line has done a tremendous, tremendous job,” Jones said. “We’ve asked so much of them.”