According to Moshak, Spani's surgery went well and she will begin rehabilitation immediately.
"I anticipate Taber will be ready to return to play in three to four weeks," Moshak said.
The Lady Vols begin their exhibition slate on Tuesday, Nov. 1, facing Carson-Newman in Thompson-Boling Arena at 7 p.m.
The season opener is on Sunday, Nov. 13, against Pepperdine at 2 p.m.
Spani, a 6'1 left-handed junior from Lee's Summit, Mo., averaged 8.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 22.8 minutes per outing as a sophomore. She earned 26 starting assignments while playing all 37 games in the 2010-11 season.