Vols CB Hadden out for season following surgery

  • Chris Low, ESPN Senior WriterOct 26, 2023, 04:57 PM ET


    • College football press reporter
    • Joined ESPN.com in 2007
    • Graduate of the University of Tennessee

Tennessee starting cornerback Kamal Hadden underwent shoulder surgery Thursday early morning and will miss the rest of the season.Hadden, who had

made 15 career begins for the Vols, was having his best season. He revealed the news on social media, and Tennessee officials confirmed the season-ending surgical treatment.”I was just getting comfy, the work was just starting to reveal, I was showing the world what I already understood …,”Hadden composed in part on Instagram.The 6-foot-1, 197-pound redshirt senior was injured in

the first half of the Alabama game. He had three interceptions on the season, consisting of one he returned 28 backyards for a goal against South Carolina. Hadden’s 90.5 coverage grade ranks first amongst SEC protective backs, according to Pro Football Focus, and he’s tied for third in the FBS with 11 passes defended.Hadden had actually emerged as one of the most better players on Tennessee’s group. Doneiko Slaughter, who had an injury previously this season

, is anticipated to take Hadden’s place at cornerback. Tennessee has actually made significant strides on defense this season. The Vols are ranked 13th nationally in lawns per play enabled(4.58). Tennessee (5-2, 2-2 )takes a trip to Kentucky on Saturday for a 7 p.m. ET. game.

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