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UT freshman Corey Vereen undergoes knee surgery, but expected to return this year

August 9th, 2013 12:47 pm by Evan Woodbery, Govolsxtra

UT freshman Corey Vereen undergoes knee surgery, but expected to return this year

University of Tennessee defensive lineman Corey Vereen completes a drill before a scrimmage at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Knoxville. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Promising Tennessee freshman defensive end Corey Vereen underwent successful knee surgery on Thursday and doctors are optimistic he could return to play this year, a person familiar with the injury told the News Sentinel.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because UT has not yet publicly released information about the injury.

Vereen suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament, a ligament in the knee for which recovery time can vary greatly. But UT was confident after surgery that the injury won’t end his season and recovery time could be as quick as six weeks, depending on rehabilitation.

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