Tennessee tailback Arian Foster underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday, UT head athletic trainer Jason McVeigh said in a statement.
Foster, who rushed for 1,193 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, is expected to recover in 4-6 weeks and be ready for the start of spring practice.
The Vols begin spring workouts on March 11.
Foster announced Jan. 15 that he would return to Tennessee after receiving a second-round grade from the NFL college advisory committee.
He has played in 36 games for the Vols and ranks seventh in career rushing yards at UT, trailing Travis Henry by 684 yards.
Foster started all 14 games this past season at tailback.
Forty-Four on SEC Honor Roll: Tennessee placed 44 athletes on the SEC's fall academic honor roll, based on grades for spring, summer and fall classes.
Only athletes who competed in the fall semester – football, volleyball and soccer – are eligible.
Football placed 25 athletes on the list: Erik Ainge, Jake Brown, Wes Brown, Brad Cottam, Jeff Cottam, Morgan Cox, Jonathan Crompton, Stephen Darville, Dylan Dickey, Brent Freeman, Adam Gillem, Ryan Hill, Daniel Lincoln, Logan Love, Jerod Mayo, Jacques McClendon, Adam Myers-White, Jarod Parrish, Josh Ray, Nick Reveiz, Austin Rogers, Cody Sullins, Cory Sullins, Tyler Wolf and Casey Woods.
Thirteen women's soccer players earned honors: Melissa Amado, Molly Baird, Ali Christoph, Kristen Doukakis, Jordan Falcusan, Sarah Jackyra, Jaimel Johnson, Sarah Kitchin, Emily Redberg, Kylee Rossi, Sarah Van Sickle, Leslie Vineyard and Alissa VonderHaar.
Eight volleyball players were selected: Jena Berg, Carol Cheadle, Milan Clarke, Leah Hinkey, Jaye Loyd and Kylie Marshall.
Tennessee had a combined 39 men's and women's athletes on last year's honor roll.