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Chase Hayden likely out 'significant amount of time'
Arkansas freshman running back Chase Hayden during the second quarter of the loss to Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Chase Hayden didn’t play after halftime of Arkansas’ 52-20 loss to Auburn after suffering a lower-leg injury that will likely sideline him "a significant amount of time," coach Bret Bielema said.
The freshman running back suffered the injury in the second quarter. Bielema declined to comment further on Hayden's injury, but indicated he will undergo testing.
Hayden had Arkansas’ two most productive plays of the first half, breaking free for a 40-yard gain and zipping for 23 yards after reeling in a screen pass.
The 5-foot-10, 191-pounder has run for team-high 326 yards on 5.3 yards per carry, the best average among Arkansas’ top three backs.
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