The Tennessee Vols‘ loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks got worse on Sunday.
Tennessee confirmed on Sunday that quarterback Hendon Hooker tore his ACL in the 63-38 loss to the Gamecocks.
The injury ends Hooker’s career as a Vol.
Hooker, who transferred to Tennessee from Virginia Tech before the 2021 season, didn’t spend a long time in Knoxville, but he made a massive impact during his two years at UT. It’s a brutal end to Hooker’s career.
The Greensboro, NC native is the first Vols quarterback since Erik Ainge to beat Alabama and Florida. Hooker also led the Vols to their first win against LSU since 2005.
With Hooker sidelined, Tennessee will turn to quarterback Joe Milton for next week’s regular-season finale against Vanderbilt.
The Commodores are looking to become bowl-eligible while the Vols are looking for their first 10-win season since 2007. Tennessee is also trying to keep its Sugar Bowl hopes alive.
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