FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr. has been dealing with minor injuries all season. Despite that, the senior injured hasn’t missed a start.
That could change this Saturday when the Hogs host No. 10 Florida (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS). On the depth chart coach Bret Bielema released Monday, Wise is listed as an “OR” option with senior JaMichael Winston at one of the end spots.
Wise has been playing through a hand injury he sustained in the season opener along with “some other issues,” as Bielema described it.
“We’ll hopefully get Deatrich back on Tuesday,” said Bielema. “He wasn’t out there full effect (last week). He was out there, went through warm-ups, did certain things during practice but didn’t go during team. So hopefully he’ll be out there tomorrow.”
Defensive coordinator Robb Smith reiterated the staff wouldn’t know much about Wise until practice on Tuesday.
“Hopefully he can get a healthy body out there,” Smith said. “JaMichael has been performing well of late so it’s positive from that standpoint.”
Wise is third on the team with 36 tackles and second with 3 sacks this season.