Posted September 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Tennessee quarterback Nate Peterman will miss at least four weeks after undergoing surgery on his right hand. Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced Peterman's injury Monday. Peterman injured his hand in Saturday's 31-17 loss to No. 20 Florida. It was first collegiate start and he was 4 of 11 for 5 yards with two interceptions and one fumble before being replaced late in the first half by Justin Worley. Jones says Peterman wasn't replaced because of the injury but "as of right now, Justin Worley is our starter." Worley started Tennessee's first three games. Jones says he'd have a more definitive timetable for Peterman's return later this week. Freshmen Riley Ferguson and Joshua Dobbs are listed as second-team quarterbacks on the depth chart for Saturday's game with South Alabama (2-1).
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Tennessee Names Justin Worley Starting QB After Injury to Nathan Peterman

At this point, head coach Butch Jones would take volunteers for his starting quarterback position.Unfortunately, he will have to settle for...

Tennessee Volunteers hope to bounce back from two game skid

Justin Worley exits the field Saturday after another loss to Florida (Photo Credit: tennesseean.com) The Tennessee Volunteers will catch a small break in their grueling schedule this week. A much welcomed break after facing two consecutive top 25 opponents on the road, and coming up with losses in both contests. Tennessee will host South Alabama for the first meeting between either...

Listen: Interview with guy who took the "Craigslist Girl" to UF/UT game

We had an amazing interview with Joe, aka the guy who took the girl from Craigslist and showed her around The Swamp, on (I guess you could call it a date?) meeting at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Joe was awesome enough to give us an exclusive interview on the events that transpired. Give it a listen and find out how Jessica became a Gainesville celebrity at The Swamp restaurant. http...

Vols bench QB Worley, start Peterman at Gators

Tennessee has benched quarterback Justin Worley after three games, giving Nathan Peterman his first career start. The Volunteers (2-1) announced the move about two hours before Saturday's kickoff at No. 19 Florida. Peterman, a 6-foot-2 redshirt freshman from nearby Jacksonville, should give the Volunteers more versatility against the Gators (1-1). He has completed 6 of 12 passes...

Tennessee QB out at least 4 weeks with hand injury

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman will miss at least four weeks after undergoing surgery on his right hand. Peterman injured his hand Saturday while struggling through his first collegiate start in a 31-17 loss to No. 20 Florida. Peterman went 4 of 11 for 5 yards with two interceptions and one fumble before being replaced late in the first half by junior...

Tennessee fan are invading Gainesville and it’s glorious

  The Tennessee Volunteer fans are currently entering Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the match up with the Florida Gators. This game is usually pivotal in the SEC East race. Florida is coming off a loss to the Miami Hurricanes and desperately needs to win this game. The Vols benched quarterback Justin Worley for a new quarterback getting his first start. Florida is plagued with injuries...

Lowlights video from first half of Florida vs. Tennessee

The comedy of errors committed by Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday were all collected in a lowlights reel fit for a circus tent.

Will Grier Talks UF Visit & More

The No. 3 ranked signal caller checks in from Davidson (NC.) at 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. The Four star quarterback was on hand this past weekend to watch some of his future teammates take on the Tennessee Volunteers inside the Swamp.

Looks like not every Gator fan showed up to The Swamp for the game yet

  This picture was taken at 3:29 PM for a 3:30 kick off between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Florida Gators. The marching band is on the field and it looks like some of the students are still tailgating it seems. Nate Peterman is set to set and expect to see him run more than quarterback Justin Worley. https://twitter.com/NickdelaTorreGC/status/381499832579260416/photo/1

Tennessee drops 9th straight vs. Florida, 31-17

Tennessee will have to wait another year for a shot at Southeastern Conference rival Florida. The Volunteers ruined any chance of ending their losing streak in the series by committing six turnovers - four in the first half - in a 31-17 loss against the 19th-ranked Gators on Saturday. Tennessee, which has lost nine in a row against the Gators, had little luck with either quarterback...
Volunteers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.