Chris Walker sent the Internet world atwitter when he announced he had surgery on Tuesday.
The Tennessee defensive end, who dealt with a variety of injuries last season and throughout spring practice, thanked friends and family for prayers in messages sent out early in the evening via his Twitter and Facebook account.
He later added it was “just a scope,” or arthroscopic surgery.
A source with knowledge of the procedure added that the procedure was to remove loose cartilage from his knee and that Walker will be on his feet this week and participate in preseason camp later this summer.
The knee had been an issue during spring practice and doctors decided to address it to make sure it won’t be a factor this season.
A bad back slowed him last season, but Walker still led the Vols with six sacks, tied for the team lead with two interceptions and finished second on the team with 8 ½ tackles for a loss.