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Tennessee true freshman OT K’Rojhn Calbert will miss season with pre-existing injury

K'Rojhn Calbert
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Tennessee true freshman offensive tackle K’Rojhn Calbert – who suffered two torn ACLs while in high school – will miss the 2017 season with a knee injury.

School officials confirmed to Volquest.com, which was the first to report the news, that Calbert will miss the season because of a pre-existing injury; he may require surgery.

He was expected to redshirt this season anyway, though Chance Hall’s recent season-ending injury potentially could have changed some things.

Calbert, from McMinnville (Tenn.) Warren County, was as a three-star prospect in the 2017 recruiting cycle. He is expected to make a full recovery by spring practice.

I’m a late bloomer,” Calbert told GN last November. “I didn’t get to play my freshman year. I tore my ACL, recovered and tore it again. Something just wasn’t done right on it the first time. I decided not to play my junior year. I could have, but I decided to play basketball instead because I wanted to see if I could make it through something. Then, my senior year, (recuiting) just blew up.”

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