Volquest: Worley out with injury, Dobbs to start as QB

Tennessee will have a new starting quarterback on Saturday against Missouri.

According to Volquest.com, quarterback Justin Worley is out for Saturday because of an injury to his thumb. He first injured it during the South Carolina game, and reinjured it on Saturday against Alabama. Volquest said Worley's hand was swollen heavily wrapped in ice after that game, and he did not participated in Monday's walk-through. Sources tell Volquest that it "could be awhile" before Worley was back.

Coach Butch Jones has not commented on Worley's status, but is expected to address it after practice on Tuesday afternoon.

Freshmen Josh Dobbs played the second half against the Tide after Worley's injury, and is expected to be the starting quarterback this weekend. Freshman Riley Ferguson is expected to be his backup.

Quarterback Nate Peterman, who started the Florida game, has been out with an injury for several weeks, and is not expected to be ready to play this weekend.

The Missouri game is scheduled for Saturday at 7 pm. It will be televised on ESPN.


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