Stovall will miss 4 to 6 weeks with broken foot

Arkansas second baseman Peyton Stovall fields a fly ball during a scrimmage Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, in Fayetteville. (Andy Shupe/NWA Democrat-Gazette)

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas second baseman Peyton Stovall will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a broken right foot he suffered during a Monday scrimmage. 

The injury will not require surgery, an Arkansas team spokesman said. The recovery timeline might allow Stovall to return before the start of SEC play in mid-March.

Stovall was hit in the foot by a pitch from freshman right-hander Tate McGuire. He continued to scrimmage after he was hit by the pitch, but was hobbled. 

It is the second consecutive season Stovall has suffered a significant injury. He played through a shoulder injury for several weeks last season until he was shut down in late April. He underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum last June and was cleared to play again in December. 

With Stovall out of the lineup, Arkansas could turn to Jared Sprague-Lott or Peyton Holt at second base. Those players are also battling to be the team’s third baseman. 

Holt played in place of Stovall at second base late during the 2023 regular season. Sprague-Lott played multiple infield positions at Richmond before transferring to Arkansas.