Tennessee begins left tack Trey Smith will be out indefinitely after blood clots were detected in his lungs, according to…
Tennessee begins left tack Trey Smith will be out indefinitely after blood clots were detected in his lungs, according to a release from the school. Doctors discovered clots Wednesday.
“The most important thing is to make Trey well,” said coach Jeremy Pruitt in a statement. “He has been an outstanding student athlete during my time on and off the field. Our only focus on Trey is on its recovery. We are grateful that our medical staff have discovered this and get him the right treatment.”
Smith was diagnosed with a similar question in February, causing him to miss all Chennai’s spring practices. He was cleansed by a doctor after a six-month period of anticoagulants and returned to the field at the time of fall camps in August.
He was a second-team All-SEC star according to the Associated Press, and a member of first-team freshman All-SEC teams through multiple sales outlets including Associated Press and 247Sports.
Smith started all seven matches to the left tackle for volunteers as sophomore, and started all 1
2 matches as a true freshman in 2017 as a tackle and a guard. He was a five-star prospect in class 2017, the 14th player in the country and top ranked players in the state of Tennessee.