KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he expects Jalen Hurd to play Saturday against No. 1 Alabama after the junior running back missed a 45-38 overtime loss at Texas A&M last week with an unspecified injury.
Jones said Wednesday at the Southeastern Conference coaches' teleconference that Hurd is ''back full strength.'' Hurd was at Tuesday afternoon's practice and was wearing a green non-contact jersey.
Hurd leads the ninth-ranked Volunteers with 407 yards rushing on 107 carries.
Jones also said Wednesday that guard/center Dylan Wiesman is ''doubtful... to heavy questionable,'' linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. is a game-time decision and linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin is out.
Kirkland has missed four games with a high ankle sprain. Reeves-Maybin has missed the entirety of two games and the majority of two others with a shoulder injury.
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