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.
Grant Morgan day-to-day with leg injury
Arkansas linebacker Grant Morgan (31) tackles Texas quarterback Hudson Card during a game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman provided a brief update on the status of linebacker Grant Morgan on Monday.
A team captain and former walk-on from Greenwood, Morgan is day-to-day this week, Pittman said, after leaving Saturday’s 40-21 victory over then-No. 15 Texas with a leg injury.
He made 13 tackles, including 2.5 for lost yardage, in the game before being helped off the field by training staff members in the fourth quarter.
Morgan, wearing a brace, participated in the team's workout Monday.
“I don’t know how he’s going to be, to be honest with you,” Pittman added. “You know, he’s tough. We’ll know a little bit more about him, how he feels, at practice today (and) as soon as practice is over.”
In an interview with KABZ-FM on Tuesday, Morgan said his injury is "nothing major."
"I just kind of tweaked my knee," he added. "Same kind of thing as last year against Missouri. I’ll be fine. I’ll wear a brace. It’s kind of day-to-day.
"Don’t worry about me at all, I promise. You know me, I’m tough. We’re getting ready for Georgia Southern. I practiced yesterday, so I’ll be all right."
Through two games, Morgan is fourth on the team in tackles with 14 and has a half-sack to his credit. He missed three-plus quarters in the Razorbacks’ season opener against Rice after being disqualified for targeting.
Should Morgan be limited or not play against Georgia Southern on Saturday, Andrew Parker, his backup on this week’s depth chart, could see an increase in snaps.
Parker finished with four tackles and two quarterback hurries in Morgan’s absence in Week 1.
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