Auburn and Arkansas played in a thrilling four-overtime game Saturday that ended with a 54-46 victory for the Razorbacks, but after the game both sides were concerned with the health of Arkansas running back Rawleigh Williams.
On Sunday, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema thanked the Auburn program and coach Gus Malzahn for reaching out to Williams:
— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) October 25, 2015
Williams was injured after a helmet-to-helmet hit in Saturday’s game and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Auburn sent out this tweet with a graphic of Williams’ jersey number during the game:
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) October 24, 2015
Bielema also announced in a statement that Williams underwent neck surgery on Saturday night and is expected to make a full recovery.
“We are thankful that he (Williams) is with his family and doing well,” Bielema said in the statement. “Thank you to everyone for thoughts, well wishes and prayers.”