Ja'Wuan James injures knee, will miss rest of Senior Bowl

Tennessee offensive linesman Ja'Wuan James (70) takes up his position during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Tennessee offensive linesman Ja'Wuan James (70) takes up his position during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tennessee offensive lineman Ja'Wuan James suffered a sprained knee and will miss the rest of the Senior Bowl, several reporters tweeted on Wednesday.

James had been practicing in Mobile, Ala., for Saturday's Senior Bowl game, which is the premier post-college showcase game for NFL-bound senior prospects.

NFL.com reporter Chase Goodbread said James would miss the rest of this week's practices and the game on Saturday. There were no other immediate details about the severity of the injury.

This is the first game James has missed in years. James set a Tennessee record with 49 career starts in his four-year career in Knoxville.

“I had no idea that was going to happen,” James said at the time. “That’s just a blessing from God to be able to keep me healthy for this long."

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him on Twitter.

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