Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
O'Grady to miss time after surgery
Arkansas tight end Cheyenne O'Grady takes part in a drill Tuesday, March 5, 2019, during practice at the university practice facility on campus in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas tight end Cheyenne O’Grady confirmed late Tuesday night that he had a minor injury in practice and is expected to undergo surgery Wednesday and be back in a few weeks.
Earlier in the evening, O’Grady sent a tweet that read, “Story might be over sooner than I thought.”
O’Grady is the Razorbacks’ returning leader with 30 receptions for 400 yards and 6 touchdowns.
O’Grady wrote on his Twitter account at 9:46 p.m., “For those of you who thought this was behavior related, that’s not the case. Had a very minor setback today in practice. Going to have surgery tomorrow and I’m praying it goes smooth. I’ll forever be thankful for the plan God has for me. Should be back healthy in a few weeks.”
Arkansas Coach Chad Morris is expected to address O’Grady’s status in a regularly scheduled news conference early Wednesday afternoon.
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