Tennessee sophomore defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie “is not expected back this year” according to John Brice of GoVols247.

McKenzie made his first career start during Saturday’s loss to Alabama before experiencing a torn pectoral muscle on the Vols’ first defensive drive. The former five-star prospect recorded 12 tackles, including five against Texas A&M in Week 6, during his sophomore campaign. McKenzie has totaled 36 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss during 20 games in his first two collegiate seasons.

Tennessee has already experienced numerous injuries throughout the 2016 season, especially on defense. Senior linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Vols have also been without starting inside linebacker Darrin Kirkland, cornerback Cameron Sutton and linebacker Quart’e Sapp for each of their last four games.