Gerald Riggs’ Career as a Tennessee Volunteer Over

Gerald Riggs is finished as a Volunteer. is reporting that the “lower leg and ankle injuries” Riggs suffered during the 4th quarter of Tennessee’s loss to Alabama Saturday are serious enough that Riggs will “definitely” miss the remainder of the season.

“I’m going to allow the UT Sports Medicine staff and team of orthopedic surgeons to continue directing my care,” Riggs said. “I think that gives me the best opportunity to return successfully from this injury.”

It’s not yet clear just how severe this injury is and whether it is career-threatening. Ditto the Thoughts and Prayers for Jason Allen post, this time for Gerald.

4 Responses to “Gerald Riggs’ Career as a Tennessee Volunteer Over”

  1. Joel S. Hollingsworth » Tennessee’s Jason Mitchell Risks NFL Future to Play for the Volunteers says:

    [...] Fans will get a chance to show their appreciation for Mitchell, Jason Allen, Gerald Riggs, (Allen and Riggs have both, like Mitchell, had season-ending injuries this year that may impact their draft status), and the other seniors on Saturday’s senior day when the Vols host Vanderbilt. [...]

  2. View from Rocky Top » Blog Archive » Update on Gerald Riggs’ Season-Ending Injury says:

    [...] According to GoVolsXtra, Tennessee Volunteer running back Gerald Riggs needs an MRI today before he’ll know the extent of his leg and ankle injuries. They do know that it’s bad enough that he’ll miss the rest of the season. [...]

  3. View from Rocky Top » Blog Archive » Re-living the Tennessee Volunteers 2005 football season: Part 7, Alabama Crimson Tide says:

    [...] Gerald Riggs suffering a season-ending injury was just the icing on the cake. [...]

  4. View from Rocky Top » Blog Archive » Re-living the Tennessee Volunteers 2005 football season: Part 11, Vanderbilt and The End of the World as We Know It says:

    [...] Still, the outlook was not completely dire, and Vol fans — those that remained faithful anyway — gathered for the last home game of the season to honor their seniors, including Jason Allen, whose season-ending injury against Georgia had dealt a blow to his NFL prospects, Gerald Riggs, who had suffered a season-ending injury against Alabama, and Jason Mitchell, who risked a shot at the NFL by playing the entire season with both a torn ACL and a torn MCL. [...]