Musselman provides latest on Mark's status

Arkansas guard Tramon Mark looks across the court Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, during practice inside the Marsha and Marty Martin Family Basketball Performance Center on the university campus in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Eric Musselman on Saturday provided the latest on injured guard Tramon Mark’s status.

Mark did not play Wednesday in the Razorbacks’ win over No. 7 Duke because of an injury suffered late against North Carolina at Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 24. He was in uniform Saturday and did some non-contact work in the team’s practice, Musselman said.

His availability for Monday’s home game against Furman is “up in the air.”

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“[He] went through some things that were not going to be reactionary plays, meaning things on defense,” Musselman said. “The concern right now is not the back. The concern continues to be the hip and the groin. He did a lot more today than what I thought he would have done.

“And then we’ll see where he’s at…[Sunday] after practice, and then how he is at shootaround Monday will determine [if he plays].”

Musselman added there is great optimism that Mark can play next Saturday against No. 25 Oklahoma in Tulsa based on the progress he has made in the last week.

“I think after the aftershock of the back, the groin is the most concerning amongst trainers, doctors and player,” Musselman said.

Mark, a transfer from Houston, leads Arkansas in scoring at 18.4 points per game on 55.4% shooting and 40% from three-point range.