Tennessee senior linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin’s senior season is officially over.
After receiving multiple opinions, including one from Dr. James Andrews, Reeves-Maybin underwent season-ending surgery recently, and will be out several months as he rehabs – ending his senior season.
The senior from Clarksville, Tenn., said he hasn’t closed the door on the possibility of applying to receive a medical hardship and returning for a fifth year, but also indicated that he hasn’t made any of those decisions yet.
Reeves-Maybin said he initially injured his shoulder against Ohio, tried to play though it in the Florida game, but ultimately came to realize that it wasn’t feasible.
“I tried to play in the Florida game and I probably spent six hours a day in treatment that week,” Reeves-Maybin said. “There were a couple different surgery options I could have. I just had to make my decision. I just felt like in the condition I was in, I couldn’t help the team.”
Tennessee has been down to its fourth-string outside linebacker after injuries to Reeves-Maybin, Cortez McDowell and Quart’e Sapp.