Dec 23, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Morehead State Eagles guard Angelo Warner (22) defends Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Basketball: Vols To Petition For Medical Redshirt For Robert Hubbs

Donnie Tyndall announced on Tuesday that Tennessee will petition the NCAA for a medical redshirt for guard Robert Hubbs.

Hubbs averaged 5.0 PPG before sustaining a season ending shoulder injury. He had surgery on January 14.

Before the injury, Hubbs played in 12 games for the Volunteers.

It’s unlikely, according to NCAA rules, that Tennessee will be granted a medical hardship for Hubbs.

While Hubbs’ injury occurred before the halfway point of Tennessee’s season (the cutoff), he played in over 30% of Tennessee’s 37 games. (32% to be exact).

You never know what the NCAA will decide, but on the surface it appears black and white. Based on the requirements, it doesn’t look like this will be a positive outcome for Tennessee and Robert Hubbs.

 

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