The Arkansas Razorbacks just barely skated past the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday as they won a squeaker 21-20. However, they lost a piece of their defense as defensive back Kevin Richardson went down with a pretty serious injury.
Bo Mattingly spoke with head coach Bret Bielema and he announced that Richardson suffered a pretty serious torn pectoral muscle. Because of this injury, he will miss the rest of the 2016 season.
Bielema: Kevin Richardson is lost for the year. He had a pretty severe pectoral muscle tear.
— Bo Mattingly (@SportandStoryBo) September 5, 2016
During Saturday’s season opener, Richardson recorded seven tackles and was expected to be a big player for the Razorbacks. He played in all 13 games in 2015, starting five, and was a big part of their team during the season.
The Razorbacks will now need to rely on youth to step up and make a impact for the team the rest of the year. Arkansas takes field against TCU on Saturday at 7 p.m. EST.