The Tennessee football team received positive news over the weekend about the condition of sophomore quarterback Joey Mathews.
Mathews first experienced swelling in his knee on Tuesday, but practiced with the team last Tuesday and Wednesday. In Thursday's practice, Mathews twisted his knee and felt a popping sensation.
According to UT trainer Mike Rollo, an MRI on the knee was performed Thursday evening and its reading was negative for acute internal damage to cartilage, ligament or tendons within the knee. Mathews will continue treatment and rehabilitation on his knee and his status regarding practice is day-to-day.
The Sevierville native was Tennessee's starting quarterback in the 19-16 win over Southern Miss on Sept. 2. For the time being, A.J. Suggs has been named the No. 1 QB.
MRI on Mathews' knee shows no actute internal damage
Published: Tue Sep 12, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 03:13 p.m.