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Derek Dooley goes under the knife for fractured hip

Derek Dooley AP

Wait, what?

Yep. Tennessee coach Derek Dooley underwent surgery Tuesday for a fractured right hip, which an MRI revealed last Friday. Dooley has been experiencing pain for the past couple of months but only recently went in to have the hip evaluated. Exactly how Dooley received the fracture wasn’t specified.

Nevertheless, he’s been dealing with the pain for a couple of months and hasn’t so much as let out a peep about it.

Dooley, in his third season with Tennessee, plans to coach the Vols this Saturday at Mississippi State from the press box. Tennessee said in a statement that Dooley hopes to return to his normal coaching routine by next week, but that he will consult with doctors further.

It’s good to hear the procedure went well and here’s to a full and speedy recovery.

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6 Responses to “Derek Dooley goes under the knife for fractured hip”
  1. spudvol says: Oct 9, 2012 8:45 PM

    Muschamp probably fractured it when he was kicking Dooley’s ass a couple of weeks ago.

  2. houndofthebaskervols says: Oct 9, 2012 9:45 PM

    He probably broke his hip trying to rip off those pants after another stellar performance by the defense.

    Screaming at Bray from the press box wont be nearly as effective, I think. LOL

    Get well soon Coach, we still love ya man!

  3. houndofthebaskervols says: Oct 9, 2012 10:41 PM

    I just heard from my supersecret source that Dooley got this injury while kicking DaRick Rodger’s ass all the way to Cookeville.

  4. clemsonstillsucks says: Oct 9, 2012 11:01 PM

    My guess is he broke it while bending over backwards, doing his best impression of Fulmer while he tried to figure out a way to justify a UT alumni buying a recruit a new car (visualize Keanu Reevea dodging bullets in “The Matrix Reloaded”).

    But then again – that’s just a guess.

  5. jimbo75025 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:35 AM

    clemsonstillsucks says:Oct 9, 2012 11:01 PM

    My guess is he broke it while bending over backwards, doing his best impression of Fulmer while he tried to figure out a way to justify a UT alumni buying a recruit a new car (visualize Keanu Reevea dodging bullets in “The Matrix Reloaded”).

    But then again – that’s just a guess.
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    Bad guess. After the Lane Kiffen fiasco, pretty sure UT hired one of the “safest” candidates they could find(that would accept the job anyway).

  6. pricecube says: Oct 10, 2012 2:20 PM

    I thought this was the kind of injury that normally happens to septuagenarian or octogenarian women. Was he free running or something?
    :)

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