In his Monday media availability, coach Butch Jones withheld the specifics of Kamara’s injury but one can safely assume that it is the result of the knee ailment that caused him to leave UT’s 49-10 loss against Alabama. Jones did disclose that Kamara is expected to return this season.
“As of right now, he does not need surgery and we’re anticipating him being back here in the next week or two,” Jones told the press. “That’s very, very encouraging for us.
#Vols coach Butch Jones says RB Alvin Kamara (knee) doesn’t need surgery and team anticipates him back in a “week or two.”
— Rhiannon Potkey (@TennesseeBeat) October 24, 2016
The Vols (5-2, 2-2) are coming off a bye week after a grueling four-game stretch against Florida (win), Georgia (win), Texas A&M (loss) and the Crimson Tide. Tennessee is favored by 13 in Saturday’s contest.
A threat both on the ground and out of the backfield, Kamara has accounted for 64 carries for 313 yards and three scores on the ground in this year’s campaign to go with 22 catches for 260 yards through the air and another three touchdown catches.
Information from ESPN.com, The Tennessean and the Knoxville News Sentinal contributed to this report.