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 Heisman Trophy.
Injury report: Pool 'day-to-day' with shoulder injury
Arkansas linebacker Bumper Pool is shown during a game against Ole Miss on Sept. 7, 2019, in Oxford, Miss.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas linebacker Bumper Pool is listed as a starter on the depth chart for the Razorbacks’ game against San Jose State on Saturday.
Arkansas coach Chad Morris described Pool’s injury as a sprained clavicle in his left shoulder. Morris said Pool's availability is “day-to-day” this week.
Pool was injured early during the Razorbacks’ 55-34 victory over Colorado State. Morris said he played through the injury for a short time.
“He landed on it and the adrenaline was still running,” Morris said. “Once we created a turnover he got excited and pumped his fist and felt, ‘Wow, maybe the adrenaline has worn off.’”
Despite missing most of the Colorado State game, Pool, the team’s weakside linebacker, is third on the Arkansas roster with 19 tackles this season, including a tackle for loss.
Arkansas rotated Grant Morgan, Hayden Henry and D’Vone McClure alongside middle linebacker De’Jon Harris against Colorado State. Morris said the linebackers played well in the game.
“We’ll definitely have those guys ready to go,” Morris said.
Arkansas cornerback Montaric Brown suffered a muscle strain late in the Colorado State game, but Morris said he practiced Sunday.
At defensive end Morris said senior Jamario Bell will return to the lineup this week after missing two games with a knee injury. Bell practiced Sunday.
Freshman defensive end Zach Williams is expected to miss at least two weeks with a knee injury.
Morris said redshirt junior receiver Jordan Jones (ankle) is expected to return by the Texas A&M game next week, but could potentially play in this week's game. Jones underwent a minor surgery on his ankle last month and has not played this season.
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