For the second consecutive game, Tennessee’s receiving corps won’t be at full strength.
Ahead of Saturday’s game against Florida, Josh Smith has already been ruled out because of the dreaded high-ankle sprain. Smith originally suffered the injury in the Oklahoma loss and didn’t play in the loss to Georgia.
It has previously been reported that Smith could miss up to six weeks, which would sideline him until the Nov. 1 game against South Carolina.
Through three games, Smith was second on the team in catches (10) and receiving yards (135). He’s still tied for second in the latter category and tied for fourth in the former.
Another receiver dealing with a high-ankle sprain, Von Pearson, “practice a little bit” Tuesday. His status for the Gator game is up in the air.
Pearson, who has seven catches for 98 yards in two games, has already missed the Oklahoma and Georgia games.