Tennessee defensive lineman Jacques Smith injured his foot during spring practice Thursday in Knoxville. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Adam Brimer)
KNOXVILLE - The diagnosis is in on Tennessee defensive end Jacques Smith's foot injury.
The rising sophomore and former star at Ooltewah High School suffered a fractured metatarsal in his right foot during Wednesday's practice, according to UT Director of Sports Medicine Jason McVeigh in a release.
Smith will have surgery next week to repair the fracture and is expected to be ready for the beginning of summer workouts in June.
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