Tennessee WR Bru McCoy out for season after fracturing ankle

Tennessee wide receiver Bru McCoy underwent season-ending surgery Sunday morning after suffering a fractured right ankle during Saturday's 41-20 win over South Carolina.

McCoy's lower right leg bent awkwardly when he was tackled by South Carolina's Marcellas Dial following a 17-yard reception. Trainers attended to McCoy on the field before he was carted off. He was then taken to UT Medical Center for evaluation and he was eventually diagnosed with a fracture-dislocation of the ankle.

"Bru and his family appreciate all of your prayers and support since last night and in the days ahead," the Volunteers said in a statement. "Bru has displayed unwavering toughness, character and leadership as a Vol on and off the field, and he now begins the road to recovery determined to make this just a minor setback on his football journey."

The senior entered Saturday's game as Tennessee's second-leading receiver with 196 yards on 15 receptions. He had two receptions for 21 yards before the injury.

McCoy was ESPN's No. 27 overall recruit in the 2019 class. He initially attended USC, where he caught 21 passes in 2020. McCoy did not play for USC in 2021 and then transferred to Tennessee, where he was second on the team in receptions (52) and receiving yards (667) last season.