Tennessee senior defensive end Jacques Smith from Ooltewah will be out the rest of preseason practice after fracturing his thumb.
UT coach Butch Jones said Smith was injured at the end of Tuesday's night practice and is expected to miss four to six weeks recovering.
Jones said that he hasn't ruled Smith out for the Vols' season opener Aug. 31 again Austin Peay.
Check back for more on the breaking story and see Thursday's Times Free Press.
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 ...