Henry undergoes surgery, out vs. Missouri

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Arkansas linebacker Hayden Henry tackles Western Kentucky running back Gaej Walker during a game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas linebacker Hayden Henry tackles Western Kentucky running back Gaej Walker during a game Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas linebacker Hayden Henry underwent shoulder surgery this week and will not play in the Razorbacks’ season finale against Missouri on Friday.

Henry, a junior from Little Rock, also did not play in Arkansas’ game against LSU last week.

“It was a significant injury. There's nobody tougher on our football team," Arkansas interim head coach Barry Lunney Jr. said. "He's played with a brace and has tried to play and it got to the point where it was counterproductive for him and his longterm health. He's already on the mend. There's no doubt in my mind he'll be ... he'll attack his rehab the same way he attacks everything else in life, with great dedication, guts, determination and grit.

"That guy is tough. So we'll be without him. We'll miss him certainly. I know it's going to be hard on him. We're in Little Rock, home for him, so I'm saddened for that. But it was the right thing for him to do at this time."

Henry finishes the season with 31 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. He also broke up two passes and forced a fumble against Colorado State that led to defensive back LaDarrius Bishop's 25-yard scoop and score.

With Henry out, Lunney said senior linebacker De'Jon Harris, sophomore Bumper Pool and junior Grant Morgan will handle the bulk of the work at the position. He is also hopeful Deon Edwards, a linebacker who did not travel with the team to LSU last weekend, will return on Friday.

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