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Saturday, October 8, 2011
Vols' Bray will get X-ray on thumb

By Chris Low

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee sophomore quarterback Tyler Bray will have an X-ray on his right thumb to see if he broke it, coach Derek Dooley said Saturday night following the Vols' 20-12 loss to Georgia.

Bray was unable to finish the game after hitting his hand on the facemask of a Georgia defender while attempting a pass in the final minutes. Senior Matt Simms finished the game at quarterback for the Vols and led them to their only touchdown.

There were rumblings around the Tennessee team that Bray did indeed break his thumb. Replays showed that he hit his hand extremely hard against the Georgia player's facemask, and he winced in pain and immediately came to the sideline.

"He doesn't know. ... He's not a doctor," Dooley said when told Bray could be seen mouthing on television that he broke his thumb. "He hurt his thumb. That's what we know, and we will find out when we X-ray it."

Bray had gone 10 straight games with at least two touchdown passes, but was held without any touchdowns on Saturday night.