Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Hines tweets he is out for the season
Arkansas cornerback Will Hines is taken off the field after he broke his arm during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas cornerback Will Hines said Sunday on Twitter he is out for the season after suffering a broken arm in the Razorbacks' 30-10 loss to Florida.
"Can't believe my season ended this early man…," Hines said on Twitter. "Can't do anything else but stay positive and have faith.. It'll Trouble for y'all next year!"
Hines' injury occurred in the second half of the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. He was carted off the field after having an air cast put on his right arm.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said Hines was taken to a Gainesville area hospital to have the bone reset but was expected to be able to fly home with the team.
Hines, a sophomore, has started all six games this season at cornerback for the Razorbacks. He had 22 tackles and also intercepted a pass.
Redshirt freshman Jared Collins was listed second team on the depth chart behind Hines.
Hines was one of a handful of players injured in the game at Florida. Center Travis Swanson didn't return to the game after suffering what Bielema described as a slight MCL injury in the third quarter.
Quarterback Brandon Allen and tight end Hunter Henry were also injured during the game, but returned.