Jalen Catalon gives health update from training camp

Jalen Catalon, Arkansas football (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
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Arkansas Football; Sep 26, 2020; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks defensive back Jalen Catalon (1) tries to tackle Georgia Bulldogs tight end Darnell Washington (0) during the second quarter of the game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Georgia won 37-10. (Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Arkansas Football team has been hard at work in Fayetteville, running drills and making preparations to have a successful 2022 season.

One player that Razorback fans are anxious to see in training camp and spring ball is star defensive player Jalen Catalon.

The star defender was sidelined for the entire second-half of the 2021 season after playing in the first six games of the season.

Arkansas Football player Jalen Catalon ‘good to go’

Catalon had season-ending shoulder surgery in the days after the Hogs lost to Ole Miss in early October.

Speaking to members of the media this week with linebacker Bumper Pool, Catalon gave a brief update on his status.

“I feel good. I’m good to go,” Catalon said. “I know Dave [Polanski, Associate Director of Sports Medicine) will have a plan for me to make sure I stay healthy.”

“Keep going to training room, constantly doing my rehab,” Catalon said as to what the plan is moving forward.

“As far as playing, I’m ready to go. I mean, if we were to put a ball down right now, I’m good to go,” the rising junior said.

The Razorbacks need Catalon to take his time and get right so he’ll be 100% for the 2022 season. This Arkansas defense will be counting on him in a big way to slow down opposing wideouts in the ever-physical SEC.

The Hogs are scheduled to compete in a spring game Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. It’ll be the first official look at the 2022 Arkansas football team.

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