Josh Heupel updates Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker's injury status
Tennessee has dealt with a revolving door at the quarterback position this season thanks to one injury after another.
On Saturday night against Ole Miss, starter Henson Hooker went down late in the 4th quarter with what appeared to be an injury to his lower right leg.
It looked bad at the time but on Monday during his weekly press conference Vols head coach Josh Heupel offered an encouraging update about Hooker’s status.
“We’ll see as the week unfolds where we end up with Hendon.” Heupel said. “I don’t think it’s a long-term injury. His status for this week, we’ll find out as we go though.”
Hooker, a transfer from Virginia Tech, has been a threat both running and passing for the Volunteers.
The 6-4, 218-pounder has passed for 1,296 yards, 14 touchdowns, and just one interception this season, while adding 390 yards and 4 TDs on the ground.
The Volunteers will be back in action Saturday at no. 4 Alabama.
You can see all of Heupel’s comments from his Monday press conference in the video below: