Razorbacks Powell Out With Broken Foot, Expected Back For The Season

by Chris Bahn  on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 4:11 pm  

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell broke a bone in his foot playing pick-up basketball while home in Virginia, but will not need surgery.

Powell, a 6-7 forward from Newport News, is expected to be healthy before practice begins Oct. 15, according to a UA news release. Powell broke news of the broken foot through a Facebook post on Sunday night.

“Marshawn is a big part of our program,” coach John Pelphrey said. “We are looking forward to him being as good as he was a year ago. Injuries are a part of the game and he suffered this while playing. We have the best staff in the country to help him return to the court and I don’t anticipate this affecting his season.”

Powell broke a bone in his left hand prior to the 2009 season. He returned in time for the season and was named to the all-SEC freshman team last year after he averaged 14.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Earlier this summer Powell attended the LeBron James Skills Camp.



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