Report: Tennessee QB Justin Worley out a month with thumb injury

Oct 26, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Justin Worley (14) drops back to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

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:


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.

Topics: College Football, Justin Worley, Sec, Tennessee Volunteers

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