Jalen Reeves-Maybin is out for the rest of the season with an injury. His Tennessee career is over.
According to Inside Tennessee's Danny Parker, the Tennessee star linebacker is having surgery on his left shoulder, and will miss the remainder of the 2016 season.
The senior linebacker and leading tackler each of the last two seasons will have surgery within the next two weeks to repair a biceps subluxation in his left shoulder.
Reeves-Maybin departed the 38-28 win over Florida early, showing discomfort and pain in the shoulder. He traveled with the Volunteers to Athens for the 38-28 win over then-No. 25 Georgia but did not suit up.
Here is what that injury entails, via Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Occasionally, the soft tissue restraints that maintain the position of the long head of the biceps tendon within the groove can be injured, allowing the tendon to sublux, or partially dislocate in and out of its groove. This occurrence is often associated with a partial or complete tear of the subscapularis tendon, the rotator cuff tendon in the front of the shoulder.
Reeves-Maybin started Tennessee's first four games of the season, registering 20 total tackles, including a 13-tackle effort against Virginia Tech in Week 2. He was a preseason First Team All-SEC Player per Athlon Sports.
Update: According to head coach Butch Jones, Reeves-Maybin is still considering other options with regards to his biceps subluxation injury, and may not yet be done for the season. From WBIR:
"Jalen Reeves-Maybin is still looking at some different options for what avenues he wants to pursue. He has all the time that he possibly needs to make that decision.
"Jalen Reeves-Maybin has earned that right and deserves that right to make a decision when he feels it's appropriate for him."
We'll continue to update this story as more on Reeves-Maybin's status is updated.