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Offensive tackle Chance Hall undergoes surgery

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After missing the 2017 season, offensive lineman Chance Hall finally underwent successful knee surgery this week.

Sources tell Volquest the Virginia native had knee surgery on Tuesday, facing a recovery time of at least several months. Hall has been suffering from lingering knee problems that forced him to miss all of last season. He has visited with several knee specialists including physicians in Chicago last August.

Hall started 13 times at right tackle during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, but he also missed multiple games each year because of injuries. He sat out the entire 2017 season that saw Tennessee finish 4-8 and struggle along the offensive line due to injury and depth problems.

Hall did not participate in spring practice last year and didn’t play in Tennessee’s first five games of 2016 after undergoing knee surgery in during fall camp.

Before he became riddled with injuries, Hall made a quick impact as a freshman in 2015 where he and fellow freshman Jack Jones started games against both Georgia and Alabama. Tide players would later that year credit the Vol offensive line as being the toughest they faced all year.

The depth in the offensive trenches is once again a major concern for Tennessee, as the Vols prep for the start of spring practice on March 20th. Freshman All-American Trey Smith and reserves Nathan Niehaus, K'Rojhn Calbert will join Hall in missing or being very limited during spring.