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 Justin Worley, who had started Tennessee's first three games.
Peterman's injury solidifies Worley's status as Tennessee's starting quarterback at least for now. Worley is atop Tennessee's depth chart for Saturday's game with South Alabama, while freshmen Riley Ferguson and Joshua Dobbs are listed together on the second team.
"As of right now, Justin Worley is the starter," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said.
Jones said the Vols didn't know exactly when Peterman got hurt during the game and added that the redshirt freshman's removal wasn't injury rela...