Two months removed from suffering a season-ending injury, Hebron (Texas) High’s Zach Rogers is working his way back.
The four-star center broke his left ankle in the third game of his senior season and had surgery the following afternoon. Since then, he has been rehabbing it, trying to get ready for Arkansas, where he will enroll in January.
“(Rehab) is going pretty good,” Rogers said. “It’s been two weeks since getting out of the boot and now I’m in an ankle brace. I’ve been working on my strength and mobility.”
Rogers said he is wearing the brace at all time and will continue to do so for the next couple of weeks.
While he has a “little bit more freedom” with the brace – he can ride a bike and do resistance training on his ankle now – Rogers is looking forward to Dec. 11, when he gets the second screw removed from his ankle.
“That will open up a few more things I can do,” Rogers said. “For now, I just need to protect that screw.”
When he took his official visit to Arkansas Saturday for the LSU game, he spoke to the Razorbacks’ trainer and team doctor. Both said his ankle looked good.
The visit also allowed him to witness the Razorbacks snap their 17-game SEC losing streak with a 17-0 win over No. 20 LSU that ended with fans storming the field.
“That was awesome,” Rogers said. “It was an awesome game to be at.”
As a financial aid agreement signee, Rogers will arrive in Fayetteville for orientation Jan. 5 and start classes Jan. 12.
He’ll step on campus with only two complete games in the past two years under his belt, as he tore his ACL in a preseason scrimmage before his junior season, but that just fuels Rogers’ motivation.
“It was rough with it being my senior year and watching my buddies play,” Rogers said. “It’s time to turn the page and get ready for the Razorbacks.”
Rogers' Rehab Going Well
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