Tennessee’s Hooker leaves game with non-contact leg injury

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker left the Volunteers’ game Saturday night against South Carolina after injuring his leg while running in the fourth quarter.The senior came into the game as a Heisman Trophy hopeful. but left early in the fourth quarter walking with assistance and putting little weight on his left leg. Hooker kept the ball on an option play and went down without being hit. He dropped the ball before he hit the ground and the Gamecocks recovered the fumble at the Tennessee 17, scoring four plays later to take a 56-31 lead. Joe Milton III came in at quarterback on the next possession for the Vols.

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