Hendon Hooker suffered an apparent right shoulder injury late in the first half against Florida as the Tennessee quarterback struggled early on.

Hooker was 11-for-15 passing for 235 yards, and had 8 carries for 49 yards by late in the first half.

Hooker was shown on CBS replays highlights the discomfort as he reached for his chest while going to the sideline after the Vols’ drive. Gary Danielson focused on a hard tackle by Florida defensive lineman Chris McClellan, who took Hooker to the turf after a seven-yard run.

“That’s totally the play, no doubt about it,” Danielson said.

CBS Sports’ sideline reporter Jenny Dell also noted that it was an “upper body” injury.

“He was definitely wincing in pain so I know he’s not feeling great out there,” Jenny Dell reported.

Hooker bounced back with about a minute to play with a pair of key passes. He found Princeton Fant for a 10-yard pass on third down, and then connected a long pass to Ramel Keyton down the sideline, which went for 43 yards to the Florida 35-yard line. He then connected with Keyton for another pass on the next play, and Fant caught another one to keep the drive going.

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