Tennessee junior quarterback Jonathan Crompton is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right, throwing elbow shortly after spring practice concludes.
The procedure is to remove a loose particle and has been deemed minor by doctors.
The recovery time for such a surgery is three to six weeks, meaning Crompton should return to full participation by early June when UT begins its summer workouts.
The heir apparent to departed starter Erik Ainge, Crompton has received painkillers in the elbow this spring once it was determined no damage could be done.
The Vols are implementing a new offensive system this spring under new coordinator Dave Clawson.
Crompton underwent shoulder surgery to remedy a torn labrum shortly after arriving on campus in 2005. Crompton returned to full form in 2006 after redshirting.
UT has four more practices this spring, culminating with the Orange and White Game on April 19.
More details as they develop online and in Saturday’s News Sentinel.