Vols WR Dont'e Thornton (leg) out for regular season

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 13 Nov, 2023 at 08:32 PM

Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee wide receiver Dont'e Thornton will miss the remainder of the regular season with a leg injury.

The Volunteers (7-3, 3-3 SEC) have two home games left against Georgia on Saturday and Vanderbilt on Nov. 25.

Thornton, a 6-foot-5 junior who transferred from Oregon, could return in time for a bowl game.

He injured his lower right leg during Saturday's 36-7 loss to Missouri, Tennessee coach Josh Heupel said Monday.

"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 has 13 receptions for 224 yards and one touchdown in nine games this season.

The Volunteers lost wide receiver Bru McCoy to a season-ending ankle injury in a Sept. 30 win over South Carolina.

--Field Level Media