Arkansas senior wide receiver De’Vion Warren tore his ACL on Saturday Nov. 14 in a loss against the No. 6 Florida Gators and has been ruled out for the season.
Head coach Sam Pittman addressed Warren’s injury Monday afternoon during a Zoom press conference.
“But De’Vion Warren is out,” Pittman said. “He’s got an ACL [tear]. He’s out for the season. I hate it for him. But he’s got a good attitude about it. I feel terrible that it happened.”
Warren sustained the injury during a kickoff return in the fourth quarter. He finishes the year with 15 receptions, 278 receiving yards and three touchdown grabs. He also had 35 rushing yards on four carries. Warren’s best game came when he caught five passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns in a loss against the Auburn Tigers on Oct. 10.
Pittman also shared updates on junior tight end Blake Kern, freshman tight end Hudson Henry and junior defensive back Joe Foucha.
Henry was hurt in the matchup against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, Nov. 7 and traveled to Florida, but did not play. Pittman said he was going to practice Monday and they will see if he will be active for this Saturday’s game against the LSU Tigers.
Pittman said he will be returning to regular team practices on Wednesday. He tested positive for COVID-19 during the team’s regular protocol last Monday. Defensive coordinator Barry Odom served as the interim head coach in the loss to the Gators.
“I really never had any cold-like symptoms or anything of that nature,” Pittman said “I was just tired and it was hard to have these meetings and put on a face. I was tired.”
The Arkansas Razorbacks’ next matchup will be against the LSU Tigers on Saturday, Nov. 21 in Fayetteville at 11 a.m. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.