Vols lose senior point guard to season-ending shoulder surgery


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Redshirt-senior Lamonte Turner announcing that he has played his last game as a Vol after Tennessee beat Jacksonville State on Saturday.

Turner has been diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; he and his family have chosen to have season-ending surgery on his shoulder.

“I wanted to thank Vol nation for their support. It’s tough for me, I get emotional just thinking about it and talking about it,” Turner said.

Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner (1) reacts to hitting the winning shot at the buzzer in the Emerald Coast Classic against Virginia Commonwealth in Niceville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Tennessee won 72-69. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
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Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner (1) celebrates after their 82-78 win over Kentucky in an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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