Vols lose second QB in as many weeks
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge left Saturday's game against Notre Dame with a separated right shoulder.
Ainge was not expected to return to the game, according to team officials.
Ainge hurt his right shoulder at the end of the first half when he recovered his own fumble and was sacked.
The ninth-ranked Volunteers (7-1) lost their other freshman quarterback, Brent Schaeffer, last week at South Carolina. Schaeffer broke his collarbone and is expected to be out for about a month.
Rick Clausen, the younger brother of former Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen, replaced Ainge. Clausen, a junior, transferred from LSU before last season.
Ainge, of Hillsboro, Ore., was 11-of-18 for 149 yards and a touchdown in the first half.
Schaeffer and Ainge had been listed as co-starters this season, and rotated in most games.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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