Loewen Out With Torn ACL


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said his team has only endured one significant injury during offseason work this winter.

Tight end Mitchell Loewen suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee and will be sidelined for several months.

“He has already had his surgery and I saw him up in the weight room (Tuesday),” Bielema said. “Our goal is hopefully to get him back for the opener.”

Loewen’s injury will test Arkansas’ depth at tight end this spring. Sophomores Hunter Henry, Jeremy Sprinkle and Alex Voelzke are the top players returning at the position. Loewen was primarily used as a blocking tight end last season, but caught two passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Arkansas will begin spring practice on March 16.

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau