Report: WR Gerald Jones out four to six weeks

UT assistant wide receiver coach Frank WIlson with Gerald Jones during practice at Haslam field on Tuesday.

UT assistant wide receiver coach Frank WIlson with Gerald Jones during practice at Haslam field on Tuesday.

ESPN.com reported Sunday night that Tennessee wide receiver Gerald Jones could miss significant time to start the season after suffering a high ankle sprain in Saturday’s scrimmage.

Citing a source close to the team, ESPN.com reported Jones could be out four to six weeks.

Jones is the most experienced returning receiver. The Vols’ junior had 30 catches for 323 yards last season.

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SwagVol writes:

Fooey!

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

This is not good.

teedub writes:

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

doctorvol#211700 writes:

this REALLY hurts!

ColumbusVol writes:

This is, of course, only bad news if we really believe that our QBs will be able to hit receivers this year.

I want to believe. Trust me I do.

nicksjuzunk#646117 writes:

High ankle sprains are the ones that effect the whole stinking season too. Well, let's get ready to see Warren, Hancock and our freshmen burners!

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

opportunity for a freshman to step up and show up. Wish we had him healthy... on the early end of that prognosis, he could possibly make it back in time for Florida. Epsom salts, compression chambers... it'll help him out a lot.

surfmaster writes:

Why do we always have to reply on ESPN for updates. Why doesn't the paper try replacing some of their "columnists" with reporters, you know, the guys whose job it is to find out just what the h@ll is going on. On the brighter side, VolQuest is reporting that Scroggins is considering visiting UT this fall for one or two visits. Thought he was solid to USC.

smashmouth98 writes:

not good. you could tell when it happened that he was in pain. he did walk off the field with the help from the trainers. that means more playing time for Nuke & Teague!!!!

DMSVOL writes:

This is a nagging injury the impacts the player's season. Maybe he'll be back in 4-6 weeks, but he'll not be the same. The agility will be diminished. I agree with mbible1utk#324980, all you freshman get ready, you just got a chance to play.

KiFFiNOMiCS writes:

Just our luck.....time to make some freshman into sophmores in 2 weeks time.

utFootBallFanatic writes:

Ok so two weeks till kick off and three weeks till florida. That is five weeks..... Perhaps if our trainers do a good job we could get him back in time for the swamp... Dont forget about moore comeing back for florida. He has the talent to be a great reciever. we will be fine at the wide out spot....

darandkat writes:

in response to surfmaster:

Why do we always have to reply on ESPN for updates. Why doesn't the paper try replacing some of their "columnists" with reporters, you know, the guys whose job it is to find out just what the h@ll is going on. On the brighter side, VolQuest is reporting that Scroggins is considering visiting UT this fall for one or two visits. Thought he was solid to USC.

Pete Carroll has given Corp until Tuesday to get back to practice if he is to compete for the starting job. With Barkley possibly being named the starter, Scroggins probably does not want to sit behind either Corp or Barkley for four years with a chance to play one season. Coming to UT gives him the chance to compete for playing time immediately! This is worth watching to see how it plays out. I think we have a great chance to get him if in fact Barkley is named the starter.

flytnn writes:

Well that sucks!

I saw it happen yesterday and didn't think it was high ankle the way they were working on it. I thought it could be a 2 week at most injury. Maybe it's just an agenda to throw Florida off and he comes back that game along with Bryce Brown!

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Tough for the young man.

At least Hancock is having a good fall.

So far.

balloonman writes:

come on.....it's fulmer's fault!

chrisw2967 writes:

If anyone has volquest,this looks like it could be interesting article about Scroggins might take another visit to knoxville in the fall.

Lakewood, California quarterback Jesse Scroggins flirted long and hard with Lane Kiffin and his Tennessee Vols before eventually choosing to stay closer to home and play for Southern California. Thanks to prospects like Jacques Smith, Scroggins is at least toying with the idea of making a visit or two this Fall. For more, checkout Volquest.com.

dma38256#264746 writes:

in response to flytnn:

Well that sucks!

I saw it happen yesterday and didn't think it was high ankle the way they were working on it. I thought it could be a 2 week at most injury. Maybe it's just an agenda to throw Florida off and he comes back that game along with Bryce Brown!

Well, you just let the cat out of the bag.....

golfballs03 writes:

supposedly it's not that bad.

jsm67vol writes:

I hate this for Gerald. He is one of the few who I thought played his heart out last season. The good that may come out of it is that some depth is built in rec corps in his absence. CLK will have to handcuff him to the bench to keep him off the field vs. the gators. Get well soon Gerald. Go Vols!!

Gator_Hater (Inactive) writes:

Don't sweat it. If he does things right, he could be back for UCLA, almost definately Florida. I'd feel alot better if Bryce is on hand to give us another receiving threat. The Scroggins bit doesn't surprise me either, I give us a 50-50 chance on landing him. February is still a long ways away.

volstokke writes:

The 2009 Vols = RUN BABY RUN!

VolCrazy94514 writes:

Dang! Another injury to one of our experienced receivers. He better suck it up & be out only 3 weeks because we don't need him for the Western Kentucky. We definitely have to have both Jones & Moore back on the field for the Florida game. We may end up needing Jones for the UCLA game if things start to go bad for us. But that's a BIG "if." At least it's just for a short time frame. Richardson & Teague need to step up now. We definitely need someone explosive to fill in for Jones while he's injured.

garycg writes:

in response to ohbama:

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And you don't make the top 100 in spelling. It's "Poll"

jman33163 writes:

It sucks, yes, but we will be fine. Q, Brandon, and the freshman will hold it down till he comes back!

crimsonviper writes:

Hate to hear this. Hope he heals quick.

eldr5#344719 writes:

Of course we aren't ranked this year. That would be foolish to rank a team that was 5-7 last year. It doesn't mean we won't be ranked after the first month of the season. I expect UT to finish the season in the top 20 and hopefully in the top 15.

rusty_shackleford writes:

in response to surfmaster:

Why do we always have to reply on ESPN for updates. Why doesn't the paper try replacing some of their "columnists" with reporters, you know, the guys whose job it is to find out just what the h@ll is going on. On the brighter side, VolQuest is reporting that Scroggins is considering visiting UT this fall for one or two visits. Thought he was solid to USC.

Brilliant! The KNS has one team to cover yet gets scooped by ESPN! And they can't understand why people are fleeing the paper. Don't worry, the Chosen One will probably bail out your dead industry too.

iowavol writes:

in response to garycg:

And you don't make the top 100 in spelling. It's "Poll"

What do you expect Gary - he's a "pole".

sitinhere writes:

in response to ColumbusVol:

This is, of course, only bad news if we really believe that our QBs will be able to hit receivers this year.

I want to believe. Trust me I do.

Wonder if it was caused by a short hopper from Crompton?

sitinhere writes:

in response to RichardCraniumAllyGator:

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Sorry, wrong UCLA, this one is University of Challenged Learning Abilities. I can see where you would confuse the two. You think challenged learning abilities and you think Alabama

monsterman writes:

I see the scenario setting up for the emergence of two superstar wide receivers at Tennessee, out of the same mold of Joey Kent and Peerless Price and they are NuKeese Richardson and Marsalis Teague. I hate it that Gereld is hurt but I sure am glad we got these recruits in this year. Watch Out, Here they come!!!!!!!!!

garycg writes:

in response to iowavol:

What do you expect Gary - he's a "pole".

Well in his/her defense , their jr. high teacher probably hasn't gotten to elem. English yet this year.

Heal quick Gerald

Mr_Bandman writes:

remember when we were deep enough that something like this just gave another incredibly talented athlete an opportunity....we lost Jamal Lewis and John Henderson and still won the National Championship....

Mr_Bandman writes:

Remember when we were deep enough that something like this just gave another incredibly talented athlete an opportunity? We lost Jamal Lewis and John Henderson and still won the National Championship....

Mr_Bandman writes:

strange...it posted both the original text and the corrected text...hmmm...

give_him_6 writes:

Awwww..C R A P!!!!!!! So much for full contat all the time. I hope other guys can step up.

Go Vols

voloffaith writes:

in response to VOLstuckINky:

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SUGGEST REMOVAL....DEFAMATORY COMMENT...UNNECESSARY!

VolunteerPassion writes:

in response to ohbama:

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WHAT?! We didnt make the 25 after our completely awesome National Championship win??? Oh, wait...

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

in response to ohbama:

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the real farce is that Utah isn't atleast #4 after the sugar bowl last year.

:-D

Bama- making Utah look really good.

VolGraduate writes:

in response to garycg:

And you don't make the top 100 in spelling. It's "Poll"

i think he was talking about nascar

KINGKONG writes:

he b just fine i feel like r offense isnt going to be full stride to the second half of the season because of injuries we r going 2 be 4-1 with or without gerald jones during the first 5 gms

KINGKONG writes:

we dont need jones right now but we r going to need him aganist auburn, georgia, alabama, south carolina,ole miss this strecth of gms is the difference between 7-5 or 10-2 we need all players healthy

go_vols_go writes:

Damnit!

username writes:

Wes Rucker, who was at the scrimmage, reported via Twitter that the team believes Jones will be back by UCLA. Rucker watched Jones post-injury and did not think it was a high ankle sprain. Look for Jones to be on the field by week two.

Go4Two writes:

Looks like Bama maybe in more trouble.

http://blogs.ajc.com/barnhart-college...

Orangeblood13 writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie:

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you got some good points man , but we have 2 games before you all. 1 at a time for us.

murrayvol writes:

in response to ohbama:

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It's early yet.

murrayvol writes:

in response to Go4Two:

Looks like Bama maybe in more trouble.

http://blogs.ajc.com/barnhart-college...

I'm sure this is some kind of misunderstanding.

Halls3 writes:

Not to be a bringer of bad news but if this is truly a high ankle sprain he won't be 100% all season. Remember how Percy Harvin was gimpy almost all of his college career b/c of the injury he received as a freshman. Even if he & Moore come back neither will be 100% for basically the whole season so it's up to the other receivers to come through for UT. I guess this will completely eliminate any chance for a G-Gun Package & leave Nukeese in control of that assuming they do it.

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