Tennessee coach Dooley has hip surgery

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Tennessee coach Derek Dooley had surgery on a fractured right hip on Tuesday, and will coach the Vols from the coaches booth in the press box in Saturday's game at Mississippi State, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

Dooley was scheduled to miss the Vols practices Wednesday and Thursday. He hopes to resume his normal coaching duties and schedule next week, but that must be approved by doctors.

Dooley revealed the hip injury at practice Tuesday, although it has been bothering him for several months. An MRI performed on Friday revealed a fracture that required surgery.

Neither Dooley nor the school has said which coach will direct practices on Wednesday or Thursday or who would be the team's on-the-field coaching presence on Saturday.
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