Tennessee Vols redshirt junior linebacker Jordan Allen tweeted on Tuesday that he underwent surgery to repair a torn hip flexor.
Thank you to Dr. Meyers ( @CoreMDs ) for repairing me ! Thank you to my mom for always being there for me. When i first tore my hip flexor my first thought was “ So what, Now What? “ It’s not about what life throws at you, it’s how you choose to react! I’ll be back… TMC 🏁💙 pic.twitter.com/WtzKV6Am22
— Jordan Allen ✝️🏁 (@dontsleeponj) August 13, 2019
The California native hasn’t practiced during fall camp prior to the surgery.
Allen played in nine games in 2018, totaling six tackles. Most of his action came on special teams.
The 6-foot-4 former four-star recruit was a member of Jeremy Pruitt’s inaugural recruiting class at Tennessee. He was rated as the No. 2 junior college weak side defensive end in the nation. Allen was also rated as the No. 14 overall 2018 junior college player in the nation.
It’s unclear how long long Allen’s injury will keep him sidelined. His absence, however, will certainly hurt the Vols’ defensive depth.
Pruitt said Allen isn’t necessarily out for the season on Tuesday, saying “we’ll figure it out”.
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