Sam Pittman offers injury update on Jalen Catalon and Myles Slusher
Sam Pittman saw 2 key defenders in the Arkansas secondary suffer injuries on Saturday in the win over Cincinnati.
On Monday, the Razorbacks’ coach was asked about the availability of Jalen Catalon and Myles Slusher.
“We’re not ready to figure out Catalon’s situation. Or we haven’t yet. Slusher’s in the same boat,” Pittman said at his press conference. “I think (Isaiah) Nichols will be fine.”
As the Razorbacks get set for South Carolina, Pittman said there’ll be a plan either way.
“I’m not real concerned about it…It is what it is,” Pittman said. “You hate it, but it’s a physical sport. That’s why they pay us a lot of money so we can get guys ready to play and recruit them for depth.”
Catalon suffered a shoulder injury, while Slusher’s appeared to be a neck or collarbone injury.
Catalon has suffered a shoulder injury before, and was one reason why he passed on the NFL to return to Arkansas.
Catalon last season started in the Hogs’ first 6 games before the season-ending injury. He finished eighth on the team in total tackles (46) with 1.5 tackles for loss despite playing in only 6 games. Slusher last season played in 11 games with 7 starts, and made 50 tackles (33 solo) with 3 tackles for loss, including a half sack.
H/T Mason Choate.