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.
Musselman: Iyiola could be cleared in February
Arkansas forward Abayomi Iyiola is shown during shootaround on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, prior the Razorbacks' game against Missouri in Bud Walton Arena.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas forward Abayomi Iyiola could be medically cleared to return from injury in February, Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman said Monday.
Iyiola, a transfer from Stetson who sat out the 2019-20 season, has not played this season after suffering a torn ACL last summer prior to the start of team activities. At the time of the injury, Musselman said the 6-9 forward would miss 5-6 months.
“(Iyiola has) just been working really hard,” Musselman said. “You know, optimistically it would be right around now. But he’s still got a few things that the doctor would like (to see) from a strength standpoint. He’s getting close.
“Maybe February, the first week or two in February, is when I think he’ll be cleared.”
As a freshman at Stetson, Iyiola was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team after averaging 10.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. In 2018-19, he led the Hatters in scoring (10.8), rebounding (7.6) and blocked shots with 37.
Over 63 games, Iyiola recorded 12 double-doubles.
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