Report: Tennessee DT Shy Tuttle lost for the season
According to a report from 247Sports, Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will be out for the remainder of the season due to a right leg injury.
The sophomore defensive tackle out of North Carolina has been battling leg injuries since he came to Knoxville. When healthy, Tuttle’s proven to be a dominant force inside. However, the injuries have continued to pile up.
Those within the program fear Tuttle has hurt his MCL, in addition to a potential fractured bone in his knee.
Three of Tennessee’s top four defensive tackles at the beginning of the season (Tuttle, Kahlil McKenzie, Danny O’Brien) are no longer available to play.
McKenzie is also out indefinitely with a torn pectoral muscle, and O’Brien was dismissed from the team after the loss to Texas A&M.
In the upcoming weeks, the Vols will be relying heavily on the likes of Kyle Phillips, Dimarya Mixon, and Kendal Vickers to stabilize the interior of the defensive front.