Surgery was performed Tuesday morning to repair a dislocated knee of Tennessee defensive back Todd Kelly, Jr., according to multiple reports, including former Tennessee player Jayson Swain.
Against Georgia Tech in the season opener in Atlanta, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound Kelly came off the bench to make three tackles. He had four more tackles against Indiana State. The season-ending injury occurred early enough into the 2017 season for Kelly to be eligible for a medical redshirt.
Kelly did not travel with Tennessee to Florida, but was on the sideline with a neoprene sleeve over the injured knee for the loss to Georgia at Neyland Stadium on Saturday.
Last season, Kelly led the Vols with 71 tackles and had two interceptions. He started 11 of Tennessee’s 12 games.
Safety Todd Kelly Jr had knee surgery today at The James Andrews Institute in FL. Will seek medical redshirt for this season & return in 18’
— Jayson Swain (@SwainEvent) October 3, 2017
Never question the Lord, He always has a plan and a reason for everything !
— Todd Kelly Jr. (TK) (@ToddKellyJr) September 16, 2017