Tennessee loses starting defensive back to foot injury
Tennessee starting nickelback Rashaan Gaulden suffered a broken foot during Thursday’s practice and is expected to be out for at least a month, according to multiple reports.
Tennessee DB Rashaan Gaulden is expected to miss over a month due to a broken bone in his foot. #Vols
— THE VOLUNTEER (@ALLVOLNEWS) August 21, 2015
— Ryan Callahan (@RyanCallahan247) August 21, 2015
Gaulden played primarily on special teams last season, but had played well enough during spring practice and fall camp to earn a spot at nickelback as a sophomore. A rangy coverman at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Gaulden is one of Tennessee’s more athletic players defensively.
Tennessee’s already lost sophomore guard Austin Sanders (biceps) and fifth-year senior guard Marcus Jackson (biceps) for the season.
Butch Jones has yet to comment on Gaulden’s injury.