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Hogs lose FB to season-ending injury

Kody Walker, Xavier Lamb AP

And the hits just keep on coming for Arkansas.

In the stunning upset loss to Louisiana-Monroe, the Razorbacks lost starting quarterback Tyler Wilson to a head injury that may or may not keep him out against No. 1 Alabama Saturday.  Starting cornerback Tevin Mitchell suffered an “above-the-shoulder” injury in the loss, too, and is doubtful for the Tide.

Now, the Hogs have lost a backup fullback/running back as well.

Kody Walker, head coach (for now) John L. Smith confirmed, suffered a broken leg against ULM and will miss the remainder of the season.  Walker suffered the injury covering a punt in the fourth quarter of the overtime loss.

With Week 1 starter Kiero Small out with a foot injury — he could miss the season as well — Walker started this past weekend’s game.  Walker carried one time this season, scoring on a one-yard touchdown run in the opener.

Last season, Walker was shutdown three games into the season due to stress fractures in both legs.

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2 Responses to “Hogs lose FB to season-ending injury”
  1. southernpatriots says: Sep 11, 2012 6:29 AM

    An old Morton Salt slogan: “When it rains, it pours!” is most appropriate for the University of Arkansas Razorback football team, coaching staff, and great fans.

    I hope Kody is going to be fine and well. Since it appears that last season he suffered “stress fractures in both legs” it may be wisdom for him to end his playing days, so he will be able to walk and be healthy the remainder of his life. That is far more important than playing another year or two.

    My heart goes out to the Razorback team and fans most especially. The coaches need to re-think how they are coaching the team. For this season they had plenty of time to reconfigure the offensive protection for Tyler so he could avoid getting hurt like he did last season with some hard hits.

    The Razorback coaches are responsible for not protecting their first half lead in the game with UL-Monroe, the giant killers. They could have stayed on the ground, mixed with short screens and slants which would have been easier for the QB replacement which came in for Tyler.

  2. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 11, 2012 11:57 AM

    I suspect that Arkansas is in for the same type of drubbing Michigan experienced against Alabama.

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