Darrin Kirkland Jr. injury

Head coach Butch Jones confirmed on Friday that linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. will miss the entire 2017 season due to injury.

An updated report from longtime Knoxville reporter Jimmy Hyams claims Darrin Kirkland Jr. could be out for more than a month with injury.

Butch Jones gave his preliminary update on the injury status of linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. and defensive lineman LaTroy Lewis.