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April 13, 2012

Peterman to miss rest of spring

True freshman quarterback Nathan Peterman's first spring practice has been cut short thanks to a dislocated finger on his right throwing hand.

Peterman suffered the injury during Friday morning's workout and after evaluation, it was determined that the Florida native will miss the remaining 6 practices which includes Saturday's second major scrimmage and the Orange and White game which will wrap up the Vols 2012 spring on Saturday, April 21st.

Peterman, who enrolled after graduating early from Bartram Trail High School in December, missed a couple of practices earlier in spring practice because of an NCAA Clearinghouse paperwork issue.

In his time on the practice field, the 6-2, 215 pound signalcaller impressed with not only his physical skills but ability to pick up the offense as well.

"He delivers the ball accurately," offensive coordinator Jim Chaney said a week ago. "He's 225 pounds. He's 6-2. He has stature. He's smart and picks things up. He's caughtt onto our offense like that. Nothing gets by him. He's a smart kid. I'm excited about his potential. He can do some things with his feet that the other two can't."

Peterman is expected to be back at full strength for summer workouts which start in June.


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