Tennessee got a big 42-41 win over Georgia Tech Monday night but the victory came at a significant price. Junior receiver Jauan Jennings left the game due to injury and never returned. UT head coach Butch Jones declared his status would be revealed later in the week.
According to a report from Volquest’s Austin Price and Jesse Simonton, Jennings is expected to have surgery on his wrist and could miss up to 12 weeks of action, which puts his status for the rest of the regular season in doubt.
Jennings was the team’s leading returning receiver and is most known for his Hail Mary catch against Georgia last season. Last season, Jennings had 40 catches for 580 yards and seven touchdowns. He arrived at Tennessee as a quarterback before transitioning to receiver.
Without Jennings lining up out wide, look for Marquez Callaway to step into the team’s No. 1 target on the outside. The sophomore served as the team’s spark in the win over Georgia Tech, catching four passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Now, he’ll need to possibly step into a leadership role with the unit, as Tennessee’s receiving corp is filled with freshmen and sophomore players.