Impressive though the majority of his first camp with Tennessee, Nathan Peterman's spring is now over earlier than expected.
The freshman quarterback, a midterm enrollee for the Vols, dislocated a finger on his right hand during practice on Friday morning and will miss the final week of practice.
A school release indicated that Peterman would be able to participate without limitation in summer workouts, when he'll be able to get back on track with UT after turning heads through 10 practices.
"He's well beyond his years as a quarterback at this level," Vols coach Derek Dooley earlier in camp. "(Peterman) is young, but he's got some good promise. We've got a good group of quarterbacks, we really do."
Peterman won't be part of it as the Vols go through their second scrimmage this afternoon at Neyland Stadium.
In his debut last week, Peterman completed 4-of-8 passes for 13 yards as he continued to battle with incumbent backup Justin Worley behind Tyler Bray.
"(Peterman) has stature, he's smart and picks things up," offensive coordinator Jim Chaney said last week. "He's picked up on our offense like that. "Nothing gets by him. He's a smart kid, and I'm excited about his potential. He can do some things with his feet that the other two can't."
The feet are fine, but until his hand heals, the other two will be moving on without Peterman on the field with them.