Chris Walker undergoes 'just a scope' on knee

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.

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Comments » 9

PHAT_VOL writes:

Great News........!!!

dvols writes:

we need ya!

AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons writes:

Come back stronger, get as close to 100% as you can.

CroKev writes:

How many stars did Rivals/Scout give him?

gnm53108 writes:

Chris reminds me of Hardesty.

Both are great tallents but were nagged by injuries.If Chris can go injury free I look for him to have a breakout year like Hardesty had last year.

ravensearay writes:

I agree. It will be tough. I'm over 50 and I had a "scope" and it was every bit of 6 months before I was completely mobile again.

Use that youth to your advantage. It will help you heal faster. My best wishes are with you.

scvols writes:

in response to CroKev:

How many stars did Rivals/Scout give him?

Chris was a 4 star MLB from 2007 class. I hope he has a great year.

tomatosoup writes:

Thoughts from tomatosoup.....Good luck on your recover and eat some tomatosoup!!!! Go Vols!

lakesidegator writes:

Is there a young man somewhere inside that old body? Hit the pine, Baby!

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