Freshman QB Nathan Peterman dislocates a finger

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.

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VolFaninNewMexico writes:

First! Sorry I just haven't seen it for a while.

Clarkrm0706 writes:

in response to VolFaninNewMexico:

First! Sorry I just haven't seen it for a while.

So you choose a story involving "finger" lol.

Stepchild_nFL writes:

Did Nance transfer?

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

It stinks he got hurt before the Spring game, but I believe he will push Worley for 2nd string this Fall..GBO!

mountainbrook writes:

in response to Stepchild_nFL:

Did Nance transfer?

Yes. He went to Hampden-Sydney College.

orange_eVOLution writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

It stinks he got hurt before the Spring game, but I believe he will push Worley for 2nd string this Fall..GBO!

You got that right. This guy is really impressing the coaches as a freshman. Wouldn't be surprised if he passed Worley on the depth chart in the Fall. He's that good.

GO VOLS!!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to orange_eVOLution:

You got that right. This guy is really impressing the coaches as a freshman. Wouldn't be surprised if he passed Worley on the depth chart in the Fall. He's that good.

GO VOLS!!

Totally agree, Peterman is already a physical specimen compared to Worley or Bray and he's only going to get stronger and better..He's a hoss.

givehim6 writes:

It fills so good to have the depth at the QB spot UT has now, beats the year Crompton was QB and we prayed he stayed health because there was no real depth behind him.

TitanandVolfan4life writes:

Thank God it was only dislocated instead of broken.

It's been alot of years since we had this many really good QB's for solid roster depth at that position.

Finally we're starting to build a little roster depth and are getting back to forming a good recruiting rotation too and that's more important than most people know.

VFL...GBO!!!

SevenT writes:

Looking forward to hopefully as many as 2 SEC wins this year followed by inking Doonothing to a big contract extension!

AllVol1 writes:

in response to TennVolAlum:

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Careful, TVA. You are talking about QB's, fingers, and getting it in holes.

Our centers might get a little nervous...

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