Tennessee DL Malik Jackson Suffers Knee Injury

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee senior defensive tackle Malik
Jackson has sprained his right knee.

Coach Derek Dooley said after the Volunteers' practice on Friday that Jackson likely would miss a couple of weeks of fall practice. Jackson is the only returning starter among Tennessee's defensive linemen and linebackers.

He transferred from Southern California to Tennessee before the beginning of the 2010 season and switched from defensive end to tackle midway through the season. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Northridge, Calif., native led the Vols with 11 tackles for loss and had five sacks and 48 tackles while playing in every game in 2010, starting 12.

He forced a fumble, had a fumble recovery and returned an interception 44 yards.

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