Vols football standout Trey Smith was plagued by a serious health issue during the offseason and now the issue has returned. On Thursday, October 25, the Tennessee Volunteers announced in a press release that the sophomore offensive lineman will be out indefinitely after blood clots were discovered in his lungs.
“The most important thing for Trey is to be able to get healthy,” head coach Jeremy Pruitt said in a statement. “He has been an outstanding student-athlete during my time here on and off the field. Our sole focus for Trey is on his recovery.
“We are thankful that our medical staff discovered this and is getting him the proper treatment.”
Smith was an All-SEC player and a Freshman All-American during his first year with the Vols. This season, Smith has started in the first seven games. Unfortunately, there is no word on how long the medical issue will now keep him out.
The 19-year-old offensive lineman is a former five-star recruit.
While this is a serious medical issue, Smith is expected to make a full recovery.
Next up for the Vols is a Saturday, October 27 meeting with the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium. Kickoff between the two teams is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.