Center Pope visits hospital

KNOXVILLE - Tennessee football player Cody Pope was released from UT Medical Center late Tuesday night after "precautionary tests" and will practice today, according to an athletic department spokesperson.

The spokesperson relayed a statement from UT head athletic trainer Jason McVeigh confirming that Pope was hospitalized earlier in the day. Multiple UT officials declined to disclose why Pope was sent to the hospital.

Pope - a 6-foot-6, 290-pound vegetarian from California - is UT's first-team center. He played multiple positions early in his career before settling back into the offensive line and starting the Vols' season opener against UT-Martin last weekend.

When asked if "any injuries of note" occurred in Tuesday's practice, first-year Vols coach Derek Dooley said, "Not right now."

"We always know more in the morning, you know, when everybody gets a little treatment," Dooley added.