lsmod | grep -io MODULENAME| xargs modinfo | grep -iw version

Get version of loaded kernel module

Returns the version of the kernel module specified as "MODULENAME", when available.
Sample Output
lsmod | grep -io e1000 | xargs modinfo | grep -iw version

version:        7.3.21-k8-NAPI

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By: adriano
2013-03-18 07:52:14

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