KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s 28-19 victory over Ohio on Saturday was somewhat mitigated by injuries suffered by key defensive players Cam Sutton and Jalen Reeves-Maybin.
The 15th-ranked Vols (3-0) will play Florida at 3:30 p.m. ET next Saturday with the SEC East Division lead and a nine-game winning streak on the line.
The Gators have defeated UT 11 consecutive years in what has become a bitter rivalry.
Sutton, a lockdown cornerback, will be out an extended amount of time according to coach Butch Jones after sustaining an undisclosed lower right leg injury in the first quarter.
Reeves-Maybin injured his shoulder on special teams in the second quarter. The senior outside linebacker had shoulder surgery in the spring, and Jones was nonconclusive when evaluating Reeves-Maybin’s timeline to return after the game.
Middle linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. missed Saturday’s win over Ohio with a sprained ankle suffered in the 45-24 win over Virginia Tech on Sept. 10, and receiver Josh Smith and cornerback Justin Martin also were held out Saturday with ankle injuries.
Starting nickleback Malik Foreman did not play on account of a suspension for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Tennessee writers Mike Griffith and Jesse Simonton discussed the Vols’ win over the Bobcats (1-2) on Saturday after the game from the Shields-Watkins Field turf.
Discussion: Vols’ shaky win over Ohio compounded by bad news on injury front
Posted by Tennessee Volunteers Insiders on Saturday, September 17, 2016