FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Arkansas has been crushed by injuries in the 2017 season and things got even worse on Monday.
The Razorbacks lost starting center Frank Ragnow and running back Chase Hayden for the rest of the season.
Ragnow suffered a high ankle sprain that could take as long as 12 weeks to recover from.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said in his weekly press conference that Ragnow should be ready to return for his pro day in the spring. Most scouts and experts regard Ragnow as the top center in college football.
Ragnow was named to nearly every award watch list in the preseason, including the Rimington Award, as well as a preseason first team All-SEC selection.
Hayden suffered a fracture in his lower leg and will miss 4-6 weeks but is not an injury that requires surgery, Bielema said on Monday.
Hayden is tied for the team lead with 326 yards rushing through the first seven games of the season and had a season long run of 40 yards on Saturday against Auburn.