Tennessee QB Peterman Has Hand Surgery, Out Up To 4 Weeks
Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman (12) during the first half against Florida Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee quarterback Nate Peterman will miss at least four weeks after undergoing surgery on his right hand.
Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced Peterman's injury Monday. Peterman injured his hand in Saturday's 31-17 loss to No. 20 Florida. It was first collegiate start and he was 4 of 11 for 5 yards with two interceptions and one fumble before being replaced late in the first half by Justin Worley.
Jones said Peterman wasn't replaced because of the injury but "as of right now, Justin Worley is our starter." Worley started Tennessee's first three games. Jones said he'd have a more definitive timetable for Peterman's return later this week.
Freshmen Riley Ferguson and Joshua Dobbs are listed as second-team quarterbacks on the depth chart for Saturday's game with South Alabama (2-1).
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Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.