Khalen Robinson out for season after foot surgery

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Sunday, January 10, 2021

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas guard Khalen Robinson will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season after undergoing surgery Sunday on an injured right foot.

Robinson, who did not play in the second half of Wednesday's game at Tennessee or Saturday against Georgia, had the operation to repair a bone fracture in the foot.

"Surgery went well, resting up for what’s to come," Robinson posted on Twitter late Sunday. "Appreciate all the love and support!"

A consensus top-80 prospect in the 2020 class who finished his high school career at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, Robinson had the foot X-rayed on Thursday, Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said Friday.

He underwent an MRI on Friday, Musselman added.

Robinson averaged 2.6 points per game this season and recorded 11 assists in 92 minutes. He was plagued by foul trouble, averaging 7.0 fouls committed per 40 minutes played, according to KenPom analytics.

He totaled two rebounds, one assist, one turnover and two fouls at Tennessee. He did not play more than seven minutes in the last six games he was available for.

The Razorbacks are also without graduate transfer forward Justin Smith due to an ankle injury. Smith had successful arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right ankle on Jan. 1 and is expected to be out 3-6 weeks.

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