Vanderbilt running back/return specialist Warren Norman, the SEC's Freshman of the Year last season, is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday to determine what's causing the swelling in his right knee.
The Commodores are already banged up at running back, although sophomore Zac Stacy returned to practice Monday morning on a limited basis. Stacy suffered an MCL sprain to his left knee back on Aug. 12, and his return for the opener against Northwestern was labeled as questionable at the time. The Commodores are also without redshirt freshman running back Wesley Tate, who's been out with a foot injury.
Senior running back Kennard Reeves worked with the first team Monday. Norman was also held out of Saturday's scrimmage, and he's received only minimal contact this preseason.
The Commodores can't afford any more injuries on offense, which was already struggling to find some continuity. Norman was their most consistent offensive threat a year ago with 783 rushing yards, and he also returned three kickoffs for touchdowns. Vanderbilt's offensive line has also had more than its share of injuries, and will put a starting five out there this season that will be one of the most inexperienced in the league.