Bigham's status uncertain

Arkansas second baseman Bo Bigham's status is uncertain after injuring his shoulder in the Razorbacks' season-opener Friday.

FAYETTEVILLE – The status of Arkansas second baseman Bo Bigham was uncertain following Friday's season-opener.

Bigham injured his left shoulder laying out for a line drive in the third inning of Arkansas' 10-2 win over Ball State. Bigham was helped off the field and taken to a nearby hospital for X-rays.

"I'm not a doctor but I'll say it was definitely out of place and wasn't being popped back in," Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. "He had some shoulder problems in high school and I think it was the same shoulder so I'm concerned about that. He made an unbelievable play but wasn't able to do anything with it. He didn't have any feeling in his arm and he felt like it was out of place."

Bigham had started well, reaching base twice on a hit-by-pitch and single. He had scored a run and stolen a base.

Zack Cox said it was frustrating to see the injury happen so early in the season.

"He had just made a good play and he had just made another good one and that happened," Cox said. "I just pray to God that he's OK."

Tim Carver replaced Bigham at second base. He had a sacrifice fly in the seventh. He also helped turn a double play shortly after entering the game.

"Tim can play anywhere in the infield. He's an excellent infielder," Van Horn said. "The first batter that swung the bat when he came into the game hit a double play ball. I thought Tim did a good job of getting to it and turning the double play. He can play anywhere in the infield, anywhere in the outfield and he can catch. He's a baseball player."

Arkansas second baseman Bo Bigham injured his shoulder on this play in the third inning of the Razorbacks' 10-2 win over Ball State Friday.

Arkansas second baseman Bo Bigham winces in pain after diving for a ball in the third inning against Ball State. Bigham was injured on the play and left the game.

Photos by Marc F. Henning

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