Crompton to start throwing this week

After a positive doctor’s review last Thursday, Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton is scheduled to begin throwing light objects this week.

The junior is rehabilitating his right throwing elbow after undergoing arthroscopic surgery April 21 to remove loose bodies in the joint.

The surgery was deemed minor and the initial report from Dr. Richard Jones of Southeastern Sports Medicine was very positive.

“It went really well. We didn’t have any problems,” said Jones, who also performed surgery on Crompton’s right shoulder in 2005.

Had Crompton not had the surgery, he could have had continued soreness in the elbow and also run the risk of it locking up. There was a fear that it could have led to surgery in the fall, which would have caused Crompton to miss some games.

Crompton overcame soreness in the joint to participate in spring practice, sometimes with the help of painkillers. UT installed a new offense this spring under new offensive coordinator Dave Clawson.

“It was critical he was here this spring,” Clawson said of his projected starter. “It would have been hard to do it (install an offense) just in the fall.”

Clawson said Crompton never seemed hurt or dismayed despite the soreness.

“For a guy that had surgery pending, it was never an excuse for him at all,” Clawson said. “He never let on that it bothered him.”

Crompton is expected to be 100 percent by June, when UT begins its summer workouts. The voluntary drills primarily focus on the timing and chemistry between quarterback and receivers.

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ncvol17 writes:

Go Cromp go. The next in a line of great VOL QB's... and a kid who really wanted to be a VOL...Good show

vol_in_lsu_land writes:

I truly believe this offense is the most underrated in the SEC. Crompton will be "the man", Foster will break the all-time rushing record and have some big break-away plays in this new offensive scheme, Gerald Jones and a couple of other wide-outs will "surprise" us. Special teams will be ferocious with Rogan returning punts. I do worry about the punter situation. I do worry about weaknesses on defense but I feel the secondary talent will take up the slack. I can't believe more of you can't see that this team has the potential to be special and stun media critics!

miamiVOL writes:

kid is 100x tougher than Ainge, sorry

CoverOrange writes:

Light objects? Don't think he is old enough for 12 oz curls. How much does a fritter weigh?

volwalk writes:

GO! JO-CRO GO! It is finally your time to shine in the BIG ORANGE.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

I would prescribe 6 glazed and two fritters per day, with a quart of real chocolate milk, not 2%.

jasvol writes:

pdhuff: That 'light object' better be a nerf fritter, not the glazed your prescribing or worse the 'hazing' type!

richvol writes:

At one time I went to joints that had loose bodies in it too. I did a lot of operating in there. But that was long ago.

GreerVol22 writes:

give him a couple of cheerleaders to toss around, anything to get him well and thinking positively.

Imagine, a cheerleader in one hand and a fritter in the thats a fantasy

ThurmondEppy writes:

This fritter stuff is just so funny. I mean really hilarious.

redstickvol writes:

Did anybody catch the article on ESPN about UCLA's QBs. I know it says that Olson should be healthy by the fall, but it still makes me giddy thinking how terrible they are right now and how much we're going to run over them in September!

redstickvol writes:
pdhuff#552644 writes:

Lordy, I'd like to see us run over somebody in September without returning the favor.

Hmmm, 7 DBs, 2 LBs and one DE and one Rover.

Mull that awhile.......

HotlantaVol writes:

Fritter me this, Batman.

What has 22 legs, one ball and celebrates after a UT touchdown?

The UT Dance Team with special guest Lance Armstrong.

agentorange writes:

anybody else notice that hamilton sold the naming rights to the Orange & White Game to the Dish Network? He never stops selling out.

volboy81#211803 writes:

its either put some corporations name on something and make it sound stupid or raise ticket prices even more!

...light objects? who writes this junk?

volboy81#211803 writes:

I should have known, Dave Hooker!

auttat writes:

"OTOH, UT doesn't have the best track record against back up QB's. And if UCLA has to play a back up's back up I can't imagine how it would feel losing to a 3rd stringer..."

Can you say Marcus "Rooster" Outzen?

givehim6 writes:

Crompton showing he's another in a long line of UT QB'S showing his toughness. GO VOLS!

givehim6 writes:

Crompton showing he's another in a long line of UT QB'S showing his toughness. GO VOLS!

givehim6 writes:

Crompton showing he's another in a long line of UT QB'S showing his toughness. GO VOLS!

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Ck out Dawgs # 1- go to sports - Mr College Football. Has Fla at #4 Auburn at #10.

Read comments. Hilarious.

orangeinbama writes:

The mullet heads here in Bumma are just estatic this morning. Seems some pre season poll came out and Bummer is ranked ahead of TN. Know what Bummer fans and maggots have in common? They both feed off dead bear...

vol88 writes:

orangeinbama...If he's throwing light objects, we should see how far he can toss the brain of whoever came out with that poll!!

THE_VOL writes:

And DB's across the SEC rejoice!

TNfaninMS writes:

here is the website where some idiot ranked bamer or the VOLS

GreerVol22 writes:

TNfaninMS, wow, an actor and a model...sounds qualified. I'm not sayin' he is, but it sure does look like he would hold one.

orangebloodgmc writes:

I tell you what, right now LSU would jump at the chance to trade quarterbacking crews with us.

WorkinLikeHeck writes:

I don't live in Signal Mountain so I don't want to hear about any sjt18 conspiracy theories about this being me. Person arrested for anti-Fulmer sign in Chattanooga area:

99gator writes:

tony barnhardt listed his personal top 25....

had ...

georgia #1
florida #4
auburn #10
lsu #12
tenn #15

99gator writes:

sorry, did not see that pd listed this

WorkinLikeHeck writes:

Auburn #10? A little high as I think they will be better at the end of the year, however, they do get LSU, Tennessee and UGA at home I believe and avoid Florida. Conf road games are @ Swiss State, @ Vandy @ Ole MIss and @ Bama. Not too bad. They also play @ WVU.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

workin 2:06 - you sure you aren't Jeremy Eaker? Good link, but I wish he'd said what he really felt. LOL

A good lawyer could get him off. The days of Lennie Bruce's persecution are over.

99gator writes:

anyone know when athlon, lindy's, etc come out?

BOASoldier writes:
those rankings may hold some weight if his rankings last year weren't so piss poor. Which is funny cause he says "learn from the past and don't doubt my rankings" his rankings suck

orangebloodgmc writes:


99gator writes:


noticed this guy had tenn ranked #2 in 2005. ughh.

nebraska #7, alabama #8 in 2007. ugghhh.

KnoxVol_in_TX writes:

I am really excited about this upcoming season. Regardless of the win loss record at the end...I am sure that I wont be yelling at the TV as much.

Very happy to have a durable QB and a new look offense in the works.

Really excited about the potential...and lower blood pressure.

WorkinLikeHeck writes:

vols72, you are going to have to do better than "loser/poser". I am glad that you keep your own personal inventory of losers/posers on a message board though. That must make you a real "winner".

99gator writes:

cbs sportsline post spring poll

1 - Ohio State (18 returning starters)
2 - Georgia
3 - Oklahoma
4 - USC
5 - Missouri
6 - Florida
7 - Kansas
8 - Texas
9 - West Virginia
10 - Auburn
11 - Texas Tech
12 - Illinois
13 - Clemson
14 - BYU (this year's BCS buster?)
15 - Wisconsin
16 - LSU
17 - Virginia Tech
18 - Arizona State
19 - South Florida
20 - Tennessee
21 - Connecticut
22 - Pittsburgh
23 - Michigan State
24 - Fresno State
25 - Cincinnati

WorkinLikeHeck writes:

vols72...yawn. I love it when people call me a loser/poser and then proceed to give someone that they deem a loser/poser the attention of their posts. LOL!!!

tnbanker_govols writes:

Someone should write a song about fritters

givehim6 writes:

marc ash, it was a computer typo.

tnbanker_govols writes:

55Vol: That's hillarious!!!

WorkinLikeHeck writes:

Vol72 back to the username variations. How and when did you get so creative? I appreciate the attention I am getting in your posts. Do you normally converse with someone you consider a loser/poser this much though?

invisiblekid writes:

"If I had a fritter
I'd eat fritter in the morning
I'd eat fritter in the evening
All over this land
I'd fritter out danger
I'd fritter out a warning
I'd fritter out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land"

Respects to Lee Hays and Pete Seeger.

invisiblekid writes:

Late as always, good job 55Vol.

invisiblekid writes:

Georgia seems to be a popular choice for #1 and, no doubt they have the talent, but I can't get past their schedule. Only ranking that matters comes a little later though.

invisiblekid writes:

The link posted by 99gator at 3:53 should be required reading for this board.

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