Treylon Burks’ taking limited reps, should be good-to-go for Mississippi State

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Treylon Burks is Arkansas’ best and most important player. If he goes down, the entire Razorbacks offense changes. Not a little bit. A lot.

The good news is, despite the bangs and bruises football season brings, Burks has yet to miss a game. Coach Sam Pittman told the media this week, too, that those aren’t the only issues. Burks has dealt with a foot injury he suffered in fall camp the entire season, too.

“We’re still limiting some of his reps to this point,” Pittman said. “He basically didn’t do anything the week before.”

Arkansas played Arkansas-Pine Bluff on October 23. The Razorbacks were off on October 30. Pittman had mentioned Burks’ injuries in the fall, but he never provided specifics on what they were. That’s for a reason. Rather, a few reasons.

“You talk about injuries and sometimes I address them, sometimes I don’t,” he said. “There’s a lot of different reasons for that: Opponents, I don’t want to hurt the kid in the draft, there’s a lot of reasons that you don’t comment on injuries.”

Burks, by the way, leads the team in catches with 42 (the next highest catch total on the team is Tyson Morris’ 14), yards receiving with 717 (Morris: 236) and touchdowns with seven (Morris and Warren Thompson: 2). He’s first in the SEC in yards, second in touchdowns and tied for fifth in receptions.

Pittman expects Burks to be full-go against Mississippi State on Saturday.

“I think he’s back healthy now and ready to go. I think he’ll be just fine.”