The catch was highlight-worthy, but the more it was shown on Saturday night at Neyland Stadium, the worse it looked for the Tennessee football team.
Senior wide receiver Gerald Jones had his third-quarter catch upheld after a replay review, but every angle also showed him grimacing and gingerly holding a hand that first-year coach Derek Dooley confirmed had a broken bone in it that will force Jones to miss at least two games.
With those opponents being Oregon and Florida, that’s bad timing and a big blow.
“It’s bad news on Gerald, it looks like he’s going to miss at least two to three games for his hand,” Dooley said during his Sunday teleconference. “(Right guard) Jarrod Shaw is questionable for his ankle, and (wide receiver) Denarius Moore has a banged-up ankle. He’ll be questionable too, going into the week.”