Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Keaton McKinney potentially out rest of season
Arkansas pitcher Keaton McKinney throws during a game against Bucknell on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — There is a chance redshirt junior Keaton McKinney will not pitch the rest of the 2018 season, Dave Van Horn said Monday.
"Keaton may not be available for a long time - maybe for a while," he said. "It's nothing major, but it's enough to keep him out maybe the rest of this season and get ready for next year."
McKinney led the Southeastern Conference with a pair of complete games in 2015 and was named Freshman All-America by Louisville Slugger. A hip injury caused him to need surgery after his freshman season and he struggled as a sophomore when he recorded a 6.66 ERA in 13 games, including 12 starts.
McKinney then underwent Tommy John surgery last February after hurting his elbow in a preseason practice.
He has not pitched since Arkansas' 3-1 win against Bucknell on Feb. 18.
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