Another season on the sideline could be looming for Christian Harris.
At a minimum, the Tennessee linebacker figures to start the year on the shelf.
After redshirting last fall after signing with the program out of Woodstock, Ga., the Vols announced on Wednesday that Harris tore his anterior cruciate ligament this week and will be out for an indefinite period of time.
The former three-star recruit actually met with the media for the first time in his career after a spring workout on Monday, but he didn't mention an injury and was clearly looking forward to a chance to get back in action as he worked as the third-string middle linebacker.
"It was good (sitting out) just because I had a year to develop and still get used to Division I football from coming out of high school and stuff," Harris said. "I'm pretty sure it did me well.
"I don't look at it as a bad year or anything. I got stuff done, and I got better."
Harris now is looking at the possibility of needing more time to get better, but this time the emphasis will be on getting healthy.