Tennessee coach Butch Jones responded to the report that senior linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin is out for the season during his weekly press conference Monday.

Jones said the team is still considering options regarding Reeves-Maybin’s injury and that the team captain has “earned” the right to make a decision when he’s ready.

Inside Tennessee reporter Danny Parker was the first to report the news of Reeves-Maybin’s status. According to Parker, Reeves-Maybin is not suffering from a torn labrum, as widely rumored, but is in fact having an issue with his left bicep.

Reeves-Maybin experienced the injury against Ohio in Week 3 and was limited to less than a quarter of action against Florida in Week 4.

The senior led the Vols in tackles while starting at outside linebacker the past two seasons, recording 101 in 2014 and 105 in 2015.

In addition to Reeves-Maybin, Cameron Sutton and Jalen Hurd, all of whom missed Saturday’s game, several players experienced injuries during the Vols’ 45-38 loss at Texas A&M.

Jones reiterated that he will not discuss injuries any longer, which he mentioned during his postgame press conference in Week 6.