NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas junior forward Marshawn Powell is expected to be out a significant amount of time after suffering what Razorback coach Mike Anderson called "a severe knee injury."
Powell suffered the injury to his right knee during a Thursday practice held inside North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, where Arkansas is hosting old Southwest Conference foe Houston tonight.
"Marshawn went down in practice the other day and hurt himself," Anderson said. "It is a severe knee injury. We will have some further examination scheduled to determine the extent."
Anderson could not confirm that it was a tear of either his ACL or MCL.
""We'll get an examination hopefully Monday and everyone will know exactly what is taking place," Anderson said. "It is a severe knee sprain for sure. Who knows? There may be something else going on. We'll find out Monday."
The injury happened during a drill.
"Somebody fell on his knee," Anderson said. "We were working out in here and it was kind of a chain reaction. A guy makes a move and falls on a guy's knee."
Anderson lamented the loss of Powell, who had scored 19 and 22 points in the Razorbacks' two wins over USC-Upstate and Oakland.
"It is a tremendous loss at this point in time for a guy who has worked extremely hard to get in the best shape of his career," Anderson said.
Powell has suffered a injury before each of his seasons at Arkansas.
He broke a hand before his rookie season, bone in his left foot before his sophomore season and injured that foot again before this past summer.
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