Tennessee leaning toward shutting down injured guard Robert Hubbs for remainder of season

Basketball player Robert Hubbs III poses for a portrait at University of Tennessee's Pratt Pavillion in Knoxville on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Basketball player Robert Hubbs III poses for a portrait at University of Tennessee's Pratt Pavillion in Knoxville on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

While Cuonzo Martin says a final decision has not yet been made, it appears Tennessee freshman Robert Hubbs is on track to have season-ending surgery on his problematic left shoulder.

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wigmeister writes:

Wish him only the best!

RoadTrip writes:

Robert - get it fixed, rehab, and back on the court getting ready for next season. The team will need you more then anyway and we want you healthy and happy.

BrassMonkey writes:

Get well soon man

johnlg00 writes:

Here is the best way this could turn out. By all means, shut him down, perform the surgery, start the rehab as soon as medically and academically advisable. The Vols are potentially loaded at his position. They don't need him in and out of practice and in and out of games, scrambling the rotation but not getting much done while he is in.

The Vols need him to essentially become Jordan McRae next year. If he does, he will be tempted by the NBA riches. It would almost be a miracle to get another season out of him if he makes All-SEC next season. So whether he has another year of eligibility after THAT will, in the best-case scenario, be irrelevant, for which we should all be glad.

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