Butch Jones spoke to reporters after the Vols’ practice on Friday night, and he confirmed some bad news that was rumored during the day on Friday.
Jones told the media on Friday night that junior offensive lineman Chance Hall will miss the entire 2017 season due to a knee injury.
“He’s going to have surgery, and he’ll have a redshirt year,” Jones told reporters Friday night. “He’ll come back and he’ll be stronger than ever for it, but he’ll be out.”
Hall has struggled with injuries his entire Tennessee career thus far, but last season and this season are the most noted injury-plagued campaigns for the 6-foot-4, 315 pound lineman out of Roanoke, Virginia. Hall had arthroscopic knee surgery in August of 2016, and the recovery from that caused him to miss the first three games of the 2016 season. He would go on to start Tennessee’s next six games before the same knee became re-injured and forced him to miss the rest of the season. That same injury limited him in the spring as well.
As a freshman and sophomore, Hall started a combined 13 games and played in 16 total games. Hall was an SEC All-Freshman selection in 2015 and a 247Sports Freshman All-American as well.