KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Derek Dooley says quarterback Tyler Bray has been cleared to return to practice but says the sophomore is "questionable" for Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.
Bray has missed the Volunteers' last five games after breaking the thumb on his right hand in their loss to Georgia on Oct. 8. The Kingsburg, Calif., native had a metal plate inserted into his hand to help the bone heal, and the cast on his hand was removed last week.
Dooley said Monday that he won't have an idea whether Bray will be available until he sees Bray throw during this week's practices.
Bray is 116-of-176 for 1,579 yards, 14 touchdowns and two interceptions in five games this season. Tennessee (4-6) has had just one passing touchdown and six interceptions in his absence.