The good news for Arkansas’ receiving corps mentioned in the headline is that half of their one-two aerial punch Will Likely be healthy enough to play Saturday. The bad news is that the other half won’t.
Wide receiver Joe Adams, who’s second on the Razorbacks in receptions (30) and receiving Yards (544), will not play this weekend against Vanderbilt. Adams suffered an ankle injury in the win over Ole Miss last Saturday.
Adams is also the Razorbacks’ leading kick returner, so his absence will be felt on special teams as well.
On the plus side, however, is Greg Childs. Despite an injury to the same body part in the same game as his receiving mate, Childs was able to practice the past couple of days and head coach Bobby Petrino seems optimistic as to his availability for the Commodores.
“Greg did good,” Petrino said after practice Thursday. “He came out (Wednesday) night and practiced the entire practice, which surprised me a little bit. I didn’t think he’d go out the entire practice. He came out (Thursday), he feels good. He’s bouncing around.”
Childs leads the Hogs with 41 catches, 572 yards and six receiving touchdowns.