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Todd Kelly Jr. Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery

Todd Kelly Jr. Undergoes Season-Ending Surgery
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Tennessee safety Todd Kelly Jr. underwent season-ending knee surgery Tuesday at renowned sports orthopedic surgery facility, the James Andrews Institute. The senior has been been battling a knee injury since last season.

Kelly participated against Georgia Tech and Indiana State, meaning he is eligible for a medical redshirt.

He reportedly tried to play through the injury this season, at the urging of coaches, before attending to the dislocated knee.

Assuming all goes smoothly, Kelly’s recovery should range into Summer 2018 – allowing him a full season, barring any setbacks.

Kelly’s been one of the greatest advocates for Tennessee football recently, cementing the “legacy class” of recruits and honoring Knoxville’s Zaevion Dobson.

And his reputation extends throughout the country. Kelly was listed on the preseason Danny Wuerffel Award watch list, “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” and the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list honoring a defensive player with exemplary character and performance.

Last week, the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame announced Kelly as a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, awarded to top-level football scholar-athletes.

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