Arkansas football: Injury report heading into game vs Pine Bluff

Jalen Catalon, Arkansas football (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Arkansas football team is preparing to take on neighboring Arkansas-Pine Bluff of the FCS during Week 8 of college football.

The Hogs are entering this game against the Lions, reeling from three-straight losses and mounting injuries—going through the SEC gauntlet will do that to a team.

Coming out unscathed against Georgia, one of the most physical and overwhelming teams in the country, is looking to be an impossible task for any team. It’s especially compounded when you factor in the two consecutive games against Ole Miss and Auburn.

This game against Pine Bluff couldn’t have come a better time for the Razorbacks badly in need of a break from the punishing play of the SEC. As of this writing, the Hogs are

Which Arkansas football players are on the injury report in the game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff?

One of the biggest and most talked-about is safety Jalen Catalon. Head Coach Sam Pittman revealed after the Auburn game that Catalon has been lost for the remainder of the season due to having shoulder surgery. His surgery took place Oct. 18 and is recovering well, according to Pittman during his weekly press conference.

Offensive lineman Dalton Wagner is not likely to play against Pine Bluff, as he hasn’t played a game since injured his finger in the game against Georgia. Pittman said we can expect to see him in the first game after the Bye Week against Mississippi State.

Tight end Trey Knox has an ankle sprain and is listed as questionable. Defensive lineman Markell Utsey is unlikely to play as well, according to Pittman.

The Arkansas football team hopes to make quick work against the Lions to get their starters off the field as soon as possible to start getting rest and let younger players get valuable reps.

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The Arkansas football team will take on Arkansas-Pine Bluff Oct. 23 at 12 PM ET on the SEC Network.