Tennessee announced some terrible news Thursday as sophomore offensive lineman Trey Smith’s blood clots have returned. Physicians discovered the news on Wednesday, according to the school. Smith will be out indefinitely following this news.
That’s the bad news, the good news is Tennessee expects Smith to make a full recovery. The sophomore offensive lineman missed all of the spring and some of fall training camp due to this issue. He was cleared to return by physicians for the final week of fall training camp.
Head coach Jeremy Pruitt released a statement following this news:
“The most important thing is for Trey to be able to get healthy. He has been an outstanding student-athlete during my time here on and off the field. Our sole focus for Trey is on his recovery. We are thankful that our medical staff discovered this and is getting him the proper treatment.”
Smith was rated as the No. 1 high school prospect in the nation by many in the 2017 recruiting cycle and has lived up to that hype on the field for the Vols. He began his career as an All-SEC offensive guard before shifting outside to tackle as a sophomore.