Report: Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings out up to three months with wrist injury

Tennessee may have scored a thrilling season-opening win against Georgia Tech, but it didn't come without a price. 

Volsquest.com reports that junior wide receiver Jauan Jennings sustained a dislocated wrist during Monday night's game in Atlanta. He is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss up to 12 weeks. 

After the 42-41 double-overtime win, Vols coach Butch Jones said he hoped to have a status update on Jennings later in the week. 

If true, losing Jennings for any amount of time is a big blow. Jennings was the leading returning wideout for Tennessee's offense after brining in 40 catches for 580 yards and seven touchdowns a season ago. However, the silver lining to Monday's game was that the Vols appear to have found another weapon in sophomore Marquez Callaway. After catching just one pass for 13 yards a season ago, Callaway exploded against the Yellow Jackets with four catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. 

At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Callaway is the type of big receiver who can make plays on the outside in one-on-one coverage. The most impressive part of his performance Monday was using his strength to create separation. The combination of Callaway and running back John Kelly makes Tennessee an interesting team in the SEC East title race. 

With Jennings apparently out for the foreseeable future, it might be up to them to carry the Vols' offense. 

CBS Sports Writer

Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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