Report: Vol Freshman Offensive Lineman to Miss Entire 2017 Season

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    The Vols are already out one offensive lineman for the entire 2017 season. And now a report indicates they will be without another for the entire year as well.

    According to a report from 247Sports, freshman offensive lineman K’Rojhn Calbert will sit out the entire 2017 season after he undergoes surgery to repair a pre-existing knee injury.

    Calbert, a 6-foot-5, 315 pound freshman, wasn’t likely to be counted on much in his first year as a Vol, but he had impressed coaches with his size and football knowledge early in camp. His departure for the season strikes another blow to the Vols’ offensive line depth after junior Chance Hall was confirmed to be out the entire 2017 season last weekend by Butch Jones.

    According to the report, Calbert didn’t play his junior year of high school because of knee injuries, and the surgery he will be having this year is to repair the same anterior cruciate ligament he tore his freshman year of high school almost four years ago.

    Calbert was a consensus three-star offensive tackle coming out of high school in McMinnville, TN. He was rated as the No. 623 overall player in the country and No. 21 player in the state of Tennessee according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.