Nutt: Shavers Injures Foot
Nutt said Shavers injured his foot as the 6-foot-3, 275-pound sophomore was participating in one-on-one drills in the team's indoor facility. Shavers was expected to get an X-ray on Monday evening to determine if any bones in his foot were broken. "You hate for anybody to get hurt, and you hate for someone to miss this type of work," Nutt said. "This has really been beneficial for him. He has gotten better these last six practices; he's really done well." Shavers is listed on Arkansas' depth chart as the third-team defensive end, and he wasn't expected to get much playing time, if any, against No. 6 Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1. Nutt said he wasn't sure if the foot injury would prevent Shavers from being available at the start of spring practices. The sophomore has played in five games this season, recording two tackles — including one for a loss. "He was really coming on," Nutt said. "He was really improving, gaining confidence, too." Meanwhile, reserve wide receiver Marques Wade likely suffered a concussion during Monday's practice, Nutt said. Nutt has talked about wanting to run his younger players through some physical practices before the Capital One Bowl, but the injuries to Shavers and Wade has him concerned. "It makes you nervous a little bit," Nutt said. "You don't want anybody hurt, and you want to keep these guys as healthy as possible." Hillis Looking Doubtful Arkansas fullback Peyton Hillis' status seems to change on a daily basis, and his chances of playing against Wisconsin didn't look promising Monday. Hillis has missed the last three games because of a severe thigh bruise, and the junior underwent a medical procedure last week to try to remove some of the scar tissue in his legs. Hillis participated early on during Sunday's practice, but Nutt didn't sound too optimistic about the fullback's chances of playing a day later. "Boy, that is a frustrating, frustrating injury. He's very frustrated like we all are," Nutt said. "The knots are in (his legs), and it's just hard, hard for him to get stretched out. "I don't know what's going to happen. Right now, I just don't look for him to be ready." More Bowl Gifts The bowl gifts keep coming in for the Razorbacks. Last week, Arkansas' players were given an Xbox 360 as a gift for making it to the Capital One Bowl. They received a 15-inch flat-screen TV on Monday.
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