The Pine Bluff Commercial

SANDERS, DUBINION out for season.

By Tom Murphy and Bob Holt

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas tailbacks Raheim “Rocket” Sanders and Rashod Dubinion are both out for the season after suffering injuries in last week’s

44-20 win over Florida International, Coach Sam Pittman said Monday.

Sanders, who had been battling a left knee problem since the season opener, suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder after a run in the first quarter. Dubinion came out with a knee injury that Pittman said was a torn meniscus after a firstquarter run.

“Which is actually better news that what I thought on Saturday, and he’s probably just getting out of that surgery right now,” Pittman said during his noon press conference.

Dubinion avoided a torn knee ligament that would have required more intensive rehabilitation and would have made a healthy return for spring impossible and for training camp questionable.

Pittman said Sanders would have surgery to repair his labrum in the next few days.

Additionally, Pittman said sophomore offensive tackle Patrick Kutas and freshman cornerback Jaylon Braxton both practiced on Sunday but might be questionable for Friday’s season finale against No. 9 Missouri at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Braxton had a shoulder injury not long after his fourth quarter interception in a loss to Auburn two weeks ago. Kutas came out of a 39-36 overtime win at Florida on Nov. 4 with a high ankle sprain and has missed the last two games.