Tennessee hasn’t played the prettiest football through three games this season, but at the end of the day, all that matters for the Vols is that they’re 3-0 as they get ready to open SEC play against rival Florida next week.
Unfortunately, Tennessee will do so without its All-SEC cornerback Cameron Sutton.
Sutton injured his right ankle during the first quarter of Tennessee’s 28-19 win over Ohio and never returned to the game. Afterward, coach Butch Jones did not give an official diagnosis as to what Sutton’s injury was, but he did say that Sutton would miss “an extended amount of time.”
That’s not good.
Sutton had an interception and a pass defended through Tennessee’s first two games of the season, and he also serves as Tennessee’s primary punt returner. Losing him for any amount of time when Tennessee’s already a bit thin in the secondary — corners Justin Martin and Malik Foreman missed Saturday’s game — makes a scary situation worse.
Linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin also left Saturday’s game with a shoulder injury, though there’s no word on whether it will impact him for next week’s game.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Tennessee to lose top DB Cam Sutton for ‘an extended amount of time’