published Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Tennessee QB Bray out six weeks with broken thumb

Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray reaches for the ball.
Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray reaches for the ball.
Photo by Jake Daniels /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The toughest stretch of Tennessee's season just got tougher.

The Volunteers face a stretch of four ranked teams in the next five weeks, and they'll have to navigate it without quarterback Tyler Bray, who fractured the thumb on his throwing hand late in Saturday night's loss to Georgia when he hit it on the helmet of Bulldogs linebacker Christian Robinson.

The sophomore's recovery time is an estimated six weeks, according to a UT release.

See Monday's Times Free Press for more on this story.

about Patrick Brown...

Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...

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jomo11 said...

Now Bray's inflated stats all coming against crummy teams over the last 2 years will stay in place

October 9, 2011 at 6:28 p.m.
ldurham said...

Gee I wish he could heal up in time to play against MTSU. He dominates tiny college teams. It's just that darn SEC he struggles with.

October 9, 2011 at 6:42 p.m.
Salsa said...

Could be worse. If Fulmer was still the coach they could lose to more teams like Wyoming.

Besides, Bray wasn't struggling in the passing stats against either Fla or Georgia. It's TN's complete lack of a run game that kills their chances for wins.

October 9, 2011 at 6:43 p.m.
ldurham said...

I'm glad he was available for almost all of the Georgia game. If he had missed it, Vols fans would have sobbed, "If we'd a-had Tyler Bray, he would've thrown 4 touchdowns." Yeah, right.

October 9, 2011 at 6:50 p.m.
johnnyhurst said...

Your probably some of the same people who talked the same crap about Manning, who only turned out to be the greatest quarter back the game has ever seen.

October 9, 2011 at 10:14 p.m.
jomo11 said...

Are you seriously comparing Bray to Manning ? What a joke. . . .

October 9, 2011 at 10:36 p.m.
dpall738 said...

All you need to read is jomo11's first comment. Hahahahahahah

October 9, 2011 at 10:39 p.m.
johnnyhurst said...

Blah blah blah...... Bray had key dropped passes in the Florida and Georgia games. Not to mention recievers being mugged and no calls on obvious interference penalties. The kids gonna be great, why ya gotta hate?

October 9, 2011 at 11:23 p.m.
ldurham said...

Speaking of receivers: Duh-Rick Rogers tweeted tonight "this ain't no fun at all anymore." Evidently when the Vols recruited him, they failed to tell him there would be SEC teams on the schedule, along with all the glorified high school teams.

October 9, 2011 at 11:42 p.m.
jomo11 said...

Rogers was really running fast in that video the Knoxville news station showed last summer when DaRick was running to the car after Rodgers left jail from his arrest. . .

October 10, 2011 at 1:51 a.m.
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