After missing most of the season opener due to injury, Cobi Hamilton should be back on the field for Arkansas this weekend.
The wide receiver suffered an undisclosed injury — it was only described as being “above the shoulder” — in the first quarter of the win over Jacksonville State last Saturday, but returned to practice earlier this week and practiced for a second straight time Tuesday. John L. Smith said Hamilton is “fine,” while one of the head coach’s assistants signaled all systems should be go for the receiver vs. Louisiana-Monroe.
“He looked real good. He’s running around full speed. It looks like he’s ready to go, so hopefully get him a whole bunch of catches and let him light it up this weekend,” offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said following practice Tuesday.
Hamilton had two catches for 13 yards prior to suffering the injury. Last season he had 34 receptions for 542 yards and four touchdowns, tops among every player at his position that returned to the Hogs in 2012.