Bret Bielema announced Wednesday evening that Kody Walker broke his foot at spring practice on Tuesday and had successful surgery to repair it on Wednesday. Unfortunately, that means he's done for the rest of spring practice, which still has about a week-and-a-half to go.
Injuries have sadly been an all-too recurring theme for Walker's Razorback career. So much so that he was granted a 6th year of eligibility this season. He suffered season-ending injuries in 2011 (shin) and 2012 (broken leg). He broke his hand last season in the Toledo game and missed a few games.
The good news is that this doesn't seem to be as detrimental as the foot injury suffered by Jonathan Williams last year. Bielema said he expects Walker fully ready to go by June, so hopefully this is Walker's injury for the year and will make it through the fall healthy.
This does mean that Arkansas' running back unit this spring is only a shell at best of what it's likely to be in the fall. Without Walker, Rawleigh Williams III, Devwah Whaley, and T.J. Hammonds available for practice, the Hogs will rely on quarterback-turned-receiver-turned-running back Damon Mitchell, Juan Day, and Denzell Evans to make it through spring. Mitchell will likely take most of the 1st team reps for the rest of the session.
So if you plan on coming to the spring game next week, keep in mind that the running game is not going to look anything like it will look when it's time to play real games. You should probably also hope that the defense has success against it, and not the other way around.