Jaylin Williams’ status for Arkansas Razorbacks’ game vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs up in the air

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FAYETTEVILLE — After missing out on the 2nd half of Saturday’s video game at Oklahoma State, Jaylin Williams’ status for Tuesday night is up in the air.

The 6-foot-10 freshman suffered a bone contusion on his knee when he clashed with Cade Cunningham late in the very first half of the Razorbacks’ 81-77 loss to the Cowboys.

Williams hopped off the court and never ever went back to the video game. Throughout his radio program Sunday night, head coach Eric Musselman stated he didn’t practice Sunday and was thought about “day to day.” His status was the same when he satisfied with the media Monday afternoon.

“Jaylin’s doing everything he can from a rehab standpoint,” Musselman stated. “It’s just a painful injury. … The good thing is we still don’t play until 8 o’clock at night. That gives guys a little bit more rehab time in the training room, try to get swelling down and so on and so forth.”

Although he missed his only shot effort, Williams got 4 rebounds in 7.5 minutes of action and the Razorbacks were plus-5 when he was on the flooring.

His injury caused Connor Vanover, the 7-foot-3 redshirt sophomore, playing the whole 2nd half after he got less than 6 minutes of playing time in the very first half.

Thinking About Mississippi State has 2 bigs – 6-foot-11 Abdul Ado and 6-foot-10 Tolu Smith – in its beginning lineup, the Razorbacks might be required to provide prolonged minutes to people like Vance Jackson Jr. or Ethan Henderson if Williams is not able to play.

Jackson played simply 3 minutes versus Oklahoma State, while Henderson has not come off the bench at all the last 2 video games.

“Obviously any time you’re down a guy it opens up an opportunity for another player,” Musselman stated. “Yes, I do think it’ll give an opportunity for some other guys.”

Pointer off versus the Bulldogs is set up for 8 p.m. CT Tuesday and the video game will be telecasted on the SEC Network.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.