Tennessee reportedly set to lose offensive lineman Chance Hall for the season
Tennessee has only been in fall camp for a week but already the Vols appear to be set back by the injury bug that plagued the program last fall. If reports are accurate, offensive lineman Chance Hall will miss the 2017 season while battling knee issues.
Hall started six games last season at right tackle but missed action early in the season due to injuries. He was named a Freshman All-American in 2015 by Sporting News and 247Sports after making 10 appearances and seven starts as a true freshman. If Hall does indeed miss the entire season, he could return in 2018 as a redshirt junior.
News of Hall’s injury comes from former Tennessee receiver and current Knoxville radio host of The Swain Event Jayson Swain.
Thoughts and prayers to Chance Hall. Out for season. Coaches and teammates encourage your brother and keep his spirits high.
— Jayson Swain (@SwainEvent) August 4, 2017
If Hall misses the year, look for the battle at right tackle to heat up between senior Brett Kendrick and sophomore Marcus Tatum. Both players have experience at the position as Kendrick made 13 starts last season, with six coming at right tackle. Tatum did not appear in any starting lineup but made two appearances at right tackle as a true freshman.
While losing a veteran player at any position is never easy, Tennessee was set to return the most career starts of any Power 5 offensive line in the nation before Hall’s injury. If he is indeed done for the season, the Volunteers would still return more starts on the offensive line (105) than any other SEC team with the exception of Auburn (106).