Vols' Maggitt likely out at least until potential bowl game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee defensive end/linebacker Curt Maggitt likely will miss at least the rest of the regular season with the hip injury that has sidelined him since mid-September.

Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Wednesday that Maggitt's status for the rest of the season remains uncertain but added it's ''a long shot'' that the fifth-year senior would return before a potential bowl game. Jones said Maggitt recently underwent an MRI.

Maggitt recorded 11 sacks last season. He has three tackles for loss this season in just two games.

Jones also said reserve defensive end Kyle Phillips will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery and that offensive guard Jashon Robertson (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's game with North Texas.

Phillips had missed two games with a shoulder injury but had returned for Tennessee's last two games.

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AP College Football: collegefootball.ap.org

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