Former Georgia prep star to miss year for Tennessee Volunteers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday July 10, 2009

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee running back Toney Williams will miss the 2009 season after having surgery to repair an injured knee ligament.

The mid-term freshman enrollee from Alpharetta, Ga., had already had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in April to repair damage but returned in time to participate in voluntary summer workouts.

During a June workout, the 6-foot, 218-pound Williams tore the ACL in his right knee. He's expected to return full strength to the field in time for Tennessee's 2010 spring drills.

Williams was the 2008 Georgia Class 5A Player of the Year, rushing for 1,945 yards and 26 touchdowns for Milton High School. During the Vols' Orange and White game he rushed 13 times for 79 yards.

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