Thirteenth-ranked Tennessee football is gearing up to face off against the No. 14 Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri, for a top-15 matchup this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
The Vols will be without a few players in the matchup but none that have been starting on a regular basis.
The notable Vols that are OUT for the Missouri game are listed below.
- LB Arion Carter
- OG Andrej Karic
- LB Keenan Pili
Pili is missing his ninth straight game since the season opener, and Karic is missing his second consecutive game. Karic was out for multiple weeks prior to the Kentucky game then got re-injured in Lexington, causing him to miss last week.
As for Carter, he is also missing his second straight game after missing UConn last week. With Pili and Carter out, the Vols will lean on Kalib Perry and Jeremiah Telander to back up starters Aaron Beasley and Elijah Herring at linebacker.
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In Karic’s absence, Dayne Davis, Jackson Lampley or Addison Nichols would be the next in line if Ollie Lane or Javontez Spraggins were to go down.
Christian Charles has also been dealing with an injury for quite sometime now and remains out. Andre Turrentine and Jourdan Thomas will continue to back up Wesley Walker and Jaylen McCollough at safety.
Like every game for the remainder of the season, WR Bru McCoy, CB Kamal Hadden and LB Kwauze (Pakk) Garland are out with season-ending injuries.