Hopson injured at practice

Hopson injured at practice


Knoxville (WATE) - Leading scorer Scotty Hopson suffered an ankle injury at practice on Tuesday. His status for Thursday's game at Auburn is uncertain.

Hopson suffered an apparent sprain of his left ankle.

"We were working a little big against Auburn's defense and he just came down on Kenny's (Hall) foot a little bit," head coach Bruce Pearl said after practice. 

"We don't know how serious it is."

Hopson's ankle was placed in a protective boot and he left Thompson-Boling Arena on crutches.

The Vols have won four straight SEC basketball games.

Hopson averages just over 16 points per game and is the seventh leading scorer in the SEC.

He scored 16 points and 22 points in wins over LSU and Ole Miss last week.

Pearl is already considering his options if Hopson can't play at Auburn.

"We'll deal with it, " said Pearl.

"It will change our look a little bit, but it won't change too much what we do. Other guys will have to do more and we'll have to play call a little bit differently. But our attacks will still be the same."

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