Donnie Tyndall announced on Tuesday that Tennessee will petition the NCAA for a medical redshirt for guard Robert Hubbs.
Donnie Tyndall said Tennessee will apply for a medical hardship for Robert Hubbs to get him an extra year.
— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownTFP) June 3, 2014
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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