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Pittman provides update on KJ Jefferson's injury status

Arkansas has been plagued by injuries all season, but this week has been particularly severe.

Head coach Sam Pitman revealed after Saturday’s game against Alabama that starting quarterback KJ Jefferson suffered a head injury against the Crimson Tide.

Jefferson attended all team meetings this week and attended Monday and Tuesday practices, although he did not.

Pittman said if Jefferson practices Wednesday, he will be on the plane for Saturday’s game against Mississippi State.

“We do have a rule that you have to be in practice on Wednesday to play,” Pittman said. “So this would check that box. So I can tell you he’s going to be on the plane, you know. Assuming I don’t get it from here he’s not going to practice at all.

Pittman in every one of his It was revealed on the weekly radio show “Sam Pittman Live” that Jefferson did train on Wednesday, and the official team Twitter account posted photos of Jefferson’s Friday trip.

Pittman was asked on Monday whether Jefferson was in concussion protocol, and he replied “I didn’t say that.” He did reveal that Jefferson was dealing with “mild symptoms” that kept him out of practice for at least two days.

While the deadline for injured players is Wednesday, players don’t necessarily have to be in full, they just need to be in some capacity in practice.

” Honestly , which is related to whether he is going to travel or not. No,” Pittman said. “They have to do something. “

If Jefferson can’t play against Mississippi State, backup Cade Fortin will start in his place. Pittman did mention on the SEC call that he could see the pigs The team used Fortin and Malik Hornsby at quarterback.

“I think we do have the potential to do that,” Pittman said. “I would say, of course we would use Hot to play. But in our game plan, if KJ can’t, the two kids definitely have a chance to play. “

The Boars and Bulldogs will meet at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi at 11 a.m. ET. Game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.



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