Highsmith out for spring practice

Arkansas linebacker Alonzo Highsmith will miss the Razorbacks' spring practice with an injured pectoral muscle suffered on Tuesday.

FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas linebacker Alonzo Highsmith will miss the Razorbacks' spring practice with an injured pectoral muscle suffered on Tuesday.

Highsmith, a senior, started all 13 games for Arkansas last season, recording 80 tackles and 4.5 sacks. Highsmith also had a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown at LSU.

"I am extremely disappointed for Alonzo," Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said in a release. "He had an impressive first year for us and I know he had high expectations for himself this spring.

"Alonzo has demonstrated he is a leader on our team and the coaching staff expects him to continue to be a strong part of building our defense."

Highsmith was listed as one of Arkansas' first-team linebackers on the pre-spring depth chart ahead of juniors Robert Atiga and Terrell Williams.

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