Alonzo Highsmith Injury: Top Arkansas Defender To Miss Spring Practice

The Arkansas Razorbacks got a pick-me-up as their spring practice begins, with Knile Davis returning from 2011's season-ending injury. But the team also suffered a setback. Linebacker Alonzo Highsmith will miss spring ball with a left pectoral injury, the school announced.

Highsmith is a starter, with Matt Marshall and Braylon Mitchell listed alongside him on the spring depth chart. Robert Atiga and Terrell Williams will step up to fill his spot for the time being.

With Jerry Franklin and Tramain Thomas moving along, Highsmith is Arkansas' top returning tackler. He also led the team in tackles for loss and is tops among returning defenders in sacks. He's pretty important. Those who don't keep up with the Hogs may remember his father from his own career with the Miami Hurricanes, Dallas Cowboys, and elsewhere.

For more on Hogs football, visit Arkansas blog Arkansas Expats, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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