In the lopsided loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, Tennessee Volunteers starting quarterback Justin Worley suffered a thumb injury to his throwing hand.
Now, according to Jimmy Hyams of WNML in Knoxville, TN., we’ve learned the significance of that injury as well as how much time Worley will miss, which will be about the whole month of November:
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
— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) October 29, 2013
In his absence, the reins of the Volunteers’ offense will now be turned over to true freshman Joshua Dobbs, who completed was five-of-12 against Alabama in place of the injured Worley on Saturday, and also ran the ball three times for 19 yards. He’ll now get a chance to see what he can do for an entire outing against Missouri on Saturday.
The quarterback woes in Knoxville continue, as Dobbs will mark the third QB to start this year for the Vols after another freshman, Nathan Peterman, got the start earlier this year against Florida after Worley had been playing ineffectively.