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Tennessee's Marquez North carries against Arkansas State.

KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee wide receiver Marquez North left Wednesday's practice after suffering a knee injury, but the junior is not expected to miss much time.

Head coach Butch Jones told multiple media outlets on Thursday that North is expected to miss less than a week of practice time after undergoing further examination for an unspecified leg injury.

"He'll be back here very, very shortly," Jones told Nashville radio station WPRT-FM on Thursday afternoon.

"He won't miss much time."

There was some concern Wednesday night that North's injury may have been serious, but more evaluations showed nothing was torn and the injury wasn't a long-term one, multiple program sources told the Times Free Press on Thursday morning.

One report late Wednesday night suggested North's injury was a season-ending one.

The 6-foot-3, 229-pound North was having a solid training camp for the Volunteers.

Despite battling through minor injuries through most of the 2014 season, he was fourth on the team in catches (30) and second in receiving yards (320) and caught four touchdown passes.

North missed the final three games of last season and was limited in spring practice after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.

He also missed most of the final two games of 2013 with an ankle injury.

The Vols have been riddled by a handful of minor injuries that have forced nearly a dozen players to miss practice this week, though none of the injuries are serious.

Tennessee cancelled the first of two scheduled practices on Thursday but will practice tonight.

Contact Patrick Brown at pbrown@timesfreepress.com.

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