Tennessee football could get boost from OL K’Rojhn Calbert late in season

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Tennessee football’s injury-plagued offensive line could get a boost during the late part of the season.

K’Rojhn Calbert, who suffered a preseason injury, is getting closer to being healthy enough to play, Vols coach Josh Heupel said Thursday.

“Our medical staff and our strength and conditioning staff have done a really good job in the rehab process,” Heupel said. “He has worked extremely hard. Reasonable expectation that he will have a chance to play as we get to the last quarter of the season.”

The Vols (4-3, 2-2 SEC) play at No. 4 Alabama (6-1, 3-1) on Saturday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN). Tennessee has an open week after facing the Crimson Tide, then has four games in November.

Calbert, a senior, suffered an injury early in the preseason and had surgery. Heupel indicated in August that Calbert would not be with the Vols for “an extended period of time.”

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