TCU football looked like it might be able to skip preparations for starting Arkansas slot receiver T.J. Hammonds.
Now, Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs don’t look like they’ll catch a break. Hammonds, who has missed much of preseason practices with a knee injury, should be back for the Razorbacks’ Sept. 9 game against the Horned Frogs.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema expects him to be back in the lineup after Arkansas’ opener against Florida A&M.
Bielema: TJ Hammonds has an MCL sprain that will limit him for 3-4 weeks.
Says he should be back by the TCU game.
— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) August 5, 2017
Hammonds was Arkansas’ third starter hurt since the spring. Tight end Jamario Bell will miss most of the year after a foot injury. Running back Rawleigh Williams retired from football earlier this year after an injury during spring practice.
Return critical for Arkansas’ offensive production
His recovery will be critical for the Razorbacks’ developing explosiveness on offense. He rushed 15 times for 88 yards last season as a running back as a freshman. Hammonds switched to receiver during the spring and is counted as one of the Razorbacks’ fastest players.
His return provides another speedy weapon for Patterson and the Horned Frogs to fret about in their game preparations.