Jeremy Pruitt says Tennessee starting OL's status uncertain for Gator Bowl
Tennessee C Brandon Kennedy’s status appears to be uncertain for the Gator Bowl game against Indiana.
The Volunteers got back to practice on Friday. UT coach Jeremy Pruitt was asked for a status update on Kennedy during his post-practice press conference.
“He had a little procedure done after the Vanderbilt game,” Pruitt told reporters. “He didn’t practice today and he won’t practice for, probably, the next 10 days. … In 10 more days, we’ll look at him and see. If the doc thinks he’s ready to play or ready to practice, we’ll see where he’s at. If he’s not, he won’t play. So, it will be a couple of weeks before we know anything.”
Kennedy, who reportedly had the procedure on his knee, is the only Tennessee offensive lineman to start in every game during the 2019 season. Jerome Carvin or Riley Locklear could step in at center in Kennedy’s absence.
The Gator Bowl is set for Jan. 2, 2020, 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2