It's been a rough stretch, to say the least, for the Big Uglies in Arkansas' trenches over the last couple of months.
Colton Jackson had been expected to start at left tackle for the Razorbacks, but will instead miss the first six games of the 2018 season, at least, because of a back issue. Another tackle, Ryan Winkel, will very likely miss the entire 2018 season because of a torn pectoral muscle.
Tuesday, Chad Morris confirmed that offensive guard Deion Malone will be sidelined for all of the upcoming season because of a significant knee injury. The lineman suffered the injury during a pass-rush drill in Monday's practice.
That night, Malone underwent surgery to repair the unspecified damage.
Malone spent the first two seasons of his collegiate career at the junior college level. The Mississippi native transferred to the Razorbacks in 2016, but took a redshirt that year. He did not see the field in 2017, either, but had been expected to be a part of the Razorback's line rotation in some form or fashion prior to the injury.