Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Vols’ Hendon Hooker suffers torn ACL; season is over

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Tennessee Volunteers have suffered a devastating blow late in the season. Hendon Hooker will miss the rest of the season.

Hooker suffered a torn ACL against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday night in Columbia, South Carolina. The injury happened in the fourth quarter.

Hendon Hooker scores a touchdown against the Missouri Tigers (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)

The Volunteers may have to turn to Joe Milton III for the rest of the season. He replaced Hooker near the end of the game.

Hooker was a Heisman Trophy candidate with his performances up until this point in the season. Now, due to the injury, he may not be one of the candidates that will travel to New York City on Saturday, December 10th for the prestigious award ceremony.

This season, Hooker has started 11 games. He has gone 229 of 329 for 3,135 yards.

Hooker has thrown 27 touchdown passes. He also threw two interceptions.

“Hendon’s incredible journey has been defined by faith, perseverance, and strength,” the Volunteers statement said. “Obstacles have never stood in the way of his path to greatness.

“Forever a Tennessee legend and the ultimate teammate, we know Hendon will come back stronger than ever as he embarks on a promising NFL career.”

The torn ACL may cause Hooker’s Draft stock to fall in the upcoming NFL Draft in April.

He may miss the chance to play during his rookie season. A torn ACL typically takes 9-12 months to heal.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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