Tennessee offensive lineman Jack Jones will no longer play football for the Vols due to "reoccurring neck and shoulder issues," coach Butch Jones announced Monday.

“We hurt for Jack," Butch Jones said. "We hurt for his great family. We will be there for support. He will continue to be a member of this football team moving forward.”

Butch Jones said the decision was made after meetings with doctors and that "everyone felt it was in his best interest that he would no longer play football.”

Jack Jones had not played since Sept. 30 against Georgia, missing the past two games.

Jones played in nine games as a freshman in 2015 with one start. He started six games, playing in nine as a sophomore last season. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native opened the season as the starting left guard, a spot he held for three games. He played in a reserve role the following two weeks.