According to a report from Fox Sports Knoxville’s Trey Wallace, Tennessee Vols wide receiver Jauan Jennings recently suffered a knee injury and is expected to have surgery.
Wallace reported that Jennings is expected to be recovered by this fall.
Multiple people close to situation tell me Tennessee WR, Jauan Jennings suffered a knee injury in a workout.
He’s already had evaluation to determine the extent. He will have surgery & is expected to make a recovery by Fall camp. More to come pic.twitter.com/YMf2edLK5h
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) June 20, 2019
Jennings, a redshirt senior, is expected to be one of the Vols’ top offensive players in 2019.
The Tennessee native missed nearly the entire 2017 season with a dislocated wrist that he suffered in the Vols’ season opening win against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Jennings returned in 2018 to catch 30 passes for 438 yards and three touchdowns.
While it’s obviously not ideal for one of Tennessee’s top offensive players to undergo surgery, it doesn’t sound like it’s an injury that should affect Jennings’ status for the 2019 season.
The Vols’ first game is scheduled for August 31 against Georgia State.
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