There is no timetable for the return of Tennessee receiver Jauan Jennings from a wrist injury, coach Butch Jones said Wednesday on the SEC coaches teleconference.
Jennings will be out indefinitely.
The coach also said returner Evan Berry, defensive tackle Kendal Vickers, wide receiver Josh Smith and defensive tackle Shy Tuttle would be questionable for Saturday’s game against Indiana State because of undisclosed injuries.
Jennings, who was the Vols’ top returning receiver from 2016, when he had 40 receptions for 580 yards and seven touchdowns, had three catches for 17 yards in UT’s 42-41 double-overtime victory over Georgia Tech. He’s most remembered last season for the Hail Mary catch that beat Georgia.
To fill the void left by Jennings, insert Marquez Callaway, who had four catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns.
“He has been consistent, he made some big time plays for us,” Jones said. “Everything is about contested catches. He changed the momentum for us. We need his consistency and he will continue to grow. This young man works as hard as anyone we have on our football team.”
On Tennessee’s fourth-quarter comeback, Jones said the team showed resolve and a belief that it would win, but there’s plenty to clean up in a hurry.