There didn't appear to be much wrong with the hands of Da'Rick Rogers as he hauled in more receptions than anybody else in the SEC last season.
Heading into next season, the Tennessee receiver should have an even better grip.
Rogers underwent successful surgery to repair ligaments in his right index finger on Friday morning, a minor procedure that won't limit his ability to participate in spring practice as he tries to build on an all-conference campaign as a sophomore.
"Thank you for all the good wishes," Rogers posted on his Twitter account, along with a picture of a handful of nurses. "Surgery went well! A speedy recovery is (in) store!"
The rehabilitation for Rogers should obviously be quicker than that of classmate and fellow standout receiver Justin Hunter, who is continuing his recovery from torn knee ligaments suffered in the third game of the season last year.
The Vols could certainly use both at full strength again, particularly after the fast start they posted together during the opening weeks of the season as the offense unveiled a high-flying passing attack with Tyler Bray at quarterback.
The loss of Hunter for the season and then Bray for five games ultimately slowed UT down through the air. But Rogers still finished the year with more receptions than anybody else in the league, accounting for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns on those 67 grabs.