Crompton's ankle is fine
Jonathan Crompton

Posted Sep 17, 2008


Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer gave quarterback Jonathan Crompton a clean bill of health after Wednesday’s 90-minute practice at Haslam Field.

Jonathan Crompton did not practice Tuesday when his recurring ankle injury became especially bothersome.

“Jon did fine today and it’s good to have him back out there,” Fulmer said. “I don’t know what was going on yesterday other than he was sitting in class, got up and his ankle was sore and swelling. He took care of it and was fine today.”

Crompton injured his ankle during the preseason and has taken the usual bumps and bruises over two games as Tennessee’s starting quarterback. Saturday’s test against Florida is his second career SEC start and first since Nov. 11, 2006, at Arkansas.

Fulmer says the Vols must prepare for a very talented Gators offense.

“They’ve got some great players, no doubt. You don’t win the Heisman Trophy by accident. You produce, and Tim Tebow is that kind of football player; Percy Harvin is that kind of football player. And they’ve got other guys on that football team who are very special players.

“I think we’ve got some good players as well. We’re still looking for more consistency. Football is a game of mistakes and you want to make as few as you possibly can. I expect a very hard-fought football game.”


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