Josh Heupel updates status on wide receiver Dont’e Thornton Jr.

Junior wide receiver Dont’e Thornton Jr. left Tennessee’s game at Missouri due to injury.

Tennessee third-year head coach Josh Heupel updated Thornton’s status entering Week 12.

“Dont’e will be out for the remainder of the regular-season,” Heupel said. “We’ll see where we’re at as we get into postseason play.”

Thornton Jr. appeared in nine games for the Vols during the 2023 regular-season. He totaled 13 receptions, 224 yards and one touchdown.

Tennessee will host Georgia on Saturday and will conclude regular-season play against Vanderbilt at Neyland Stadium in Week 13.

Both contests against the Bulldogs (CBS) and Commodores (SEC Network) will kick off at 3:30 p.m. EST.

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