Hendon Hooker has been listed as day-to-day all week as he tries to recover from an injury suffered last week against Ole Miss.

But a new report sheds light on his availability for the Alabama game this week. Hooker is expected to be OK to start against the Crimson Tide, sources told On3.

Hooker left with a lower body injury late in Tennessee’s loss to Ole Miss last week, but the expectation is that he’ll be able to play Saturday night against the Tide.

Hooker has engineered Tennessee’s offense to high levels this season.

Since he replaced Joe Milton as Tennessee’s QB, the Vols lead the SEC in total offense in conference games (511.3 yards per game). Hooker is second in the SEC in passer rating (179.75) and has accounted for 16 touchdowns (12 passing, four rushing) with no interceptions in his 5 games as the Vols’ starting QB.

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