According to Jason Kersey of SECCountry.com, University of Arkansas Razorbacks’ wide receiver Keon Hatcher will miss Saturday’s game against Alcorn State as he recovers from a hamstring injury.
Hatcher, a redshirt senior, injured his hamstring late in last week’s 45-24 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies. He leads the team in receiving yards at 281 and has managed three touchdowns alongside 40 receptions.
It has been another early season breakout for Hatcher, who saw a great start to 2015 slip away due to injury issues. Through the first two weeks of last season, he led the SEC with 198 receiving yards. In the third game of the season against Toledo, he suffered a broken foot.
The initial recovery timetable after surgery was six weeks, but Hatcher missed all 11 remaining games and had to wait until spring camp to return to the field.
Hatcher was originally a four-star recruit in the class of 2012, graded as the 40th ranked wide receiver overall and the fourth-best prospect from Oklahoma by 247Sports. He garnered offers from Oklahoma State and UAB before joining the Razorbacks.
After redshirting, he registered 70 catches and eight touchdowns in his first two years of significant playing time. He went into his third season with high expectations before breaking his foot.
The Razorbacks are 3-1 on the season with wins Louisiana Tech, Texas State and a double overtime win against TCU on September 17. They rank 47th in the nation in passing offense overall and are looking for their third consecutive season with a winning record under head coach Bret Bielema.