Tennessee Volunteers’ starting center Brandon Kennedy suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during practice on Tuesday and will miss the entire season, according to head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
Per Pruitt, Kennedy, who transferred from Alabama, was standing on his feet when the injury occurred and “nobody rolled up into him”.
“It’s very unfortunate, but like I told him, he’s got another year and has been through this before,” Pruitt said. “He seems to be in good spirits.”
“We have a lot of confidence in our offensive line moving forward,” Pruitt said regarding sophmore Ryan Johnson shifting to center, from guard, to help with the loss.
Kennedy suffered a broken leg during practice last season, which cost him the year.