Tennessee’s Kevin Punter Jr. has stress fracture in foot

Tennessee senior guard Kevin Punter Jr. is second in the SEC in scoring at 22.2 points per game.
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Tennessee will likely be without leading scorer Kevin Punter Jr. on Wednesday night at South Carolina. The program announced that the senior guard is listed as day-to-day with a stress fracture in his right foot.

The 6-foot-2 guard, who is second the SEC in scoring at 22.2 points per game, missed the Volunteers’ 81-65 win over LSU on Saturday.

"He is doing his training and everything with (athletic trainer) Chad Newman and (strength coach) Garrett Medenwald, and his rehabilitation and what he has to do with that," Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes said in a statement released by the university. "(Kevin) was over in the gym this morning and had a boot on. He said it was feeling a little bit better, but it is still going to just be day-to-day. I don’t see him playing, certainly, Wednesday night, but I have been fooled before. We are just going to monitor it day-to-day."

The Volunteers have a 13-14 (6-8 SEC) record. 

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