The Tennessee Volunteers have lost starting quarterback Justin Worley for around four weeks due to torn ligaments in his right thumb. The injury occurred in the first half of Tennessee’s 45-10 loss against the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. According to a tweet by Jimmy Hyams of The Sports Animal in Knoxville, true freshman Josh Dobbs will get the start for the Vols:
We’ve confirmed UT QB Justin Worley will be out about 4 weeks with torn ligaments in right thumb. QB Josh Dobbs will start v. Missouri
Worley has thrown for over 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, but has also thrown eight interceptions.
Losing your starting quarterback is never a good thing. It’s especially not good when you’re traveling to take on the ninth-ranked team in the country and have to replace that quarterback with a true freshman. Tennessee’s road to bowl eligibility is certainly not an easy one, with Missouri and Auburn up next. However, if Dobbs and the offense can find ways to improve in these...