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Pittman updates injuries ahead of Missouri game
Arkansas running back Raheim Sanders (5) returns to the huddle after a play, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, during the first quarter against Florida International at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas football coach Sam Pittman updated injury statuses of running backs Raheim “Rocket” Sanders and Rashod Dubinion, and freshman defensive back Jaylon Braxton during his weekly news conference Monday.
Pittman said Sanders has a labral tear he will need repaired “at some point here in the next few days” and Dubinion has a meniscus tear.
The injury to Dubinion was “better news” than what Pittman said he initially thought during Arkansas’ 44-20 victory Saturday over Florida International. He said Dubinion would be getting out of surgery around the time of the news conference, which began at noon.
After the game Pittman said Sanders' injury was to his shoulder. He and Dubinion each left the game in the first half.
Braxton sprained his shoulder during Arkansas’ 48-10 loss to Auburn on Nov. 11 and did not play against FIU.
"He practiced yesterday," Pittman said. "I don't know if he will be able to play or not [Friday against Missouri], but he practiced yesterday the entire practice."
Pittman said offensive lineman Patrick Kutas, who left with a high-ankle sprain during a Nov. 4 win at Florida, has returned to practice.
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