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Tennessee Updates Practice Status of Tyreke Key, Santiago Vescovi

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Tennessee guard Santiago Vescovi. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics.

Tennessee provided an update for two veteran guards on Thursday after both Santiago Vescovi and Tyreke Key missed the Mississippi State game on Tuesday night.

Vescovi was ruled out for the previous game as he dealt with a left shoulder injury that had flared up during the Kentucky loss the Saturday before. The injury caused Vescovi to miss two games in December: Alcorn State and Eastern Kentucky.

The veteran guard looks to be returning to practice court on Thursday as he slowly ramps up his workload.

“The plan is to build Santi back into practice starting today,” a Tennessee spokesperson said on Thursday morning.

Tyreke Key also looks to be returning to the practice court on Thursday after an illness kept him away from the game against the Bulldogs on Tuesday night.

“Tyreke is feeling better,” a Tennessee spokesperson said. “He will practice today.”

Key is listed as a probable starter in Tennessee’s game preview on Thursday while Vescovi is not.

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Santiago Vescovi is Tennessee’s leading scorer on the season with Key sitting back as the fifth-leading scorer through the first 18 games of the season.

Vescovi, a four-year player at Tennessee, is averaging 12.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.3 steals per game through his 15 appearances so far.

Key, who has started 15 games this season, is averaging 9.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game this season.

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