Razorback Quarterback Robert Johnson Undergoes
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas quarterback Robert Johnson has undergone a successful hernia repair procedure it was announced by Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt on Thursday. The sophomore from Waco, Texas, underwent the surgical procedure on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to be fully recovered in time for the beginning of fall practice on Aug. 7.
Arkansas Head Trainer Dean Weber says that Johnson is resting comfortably and will be able to resume some limited conditioning drills in as few as three weeks. Johnson emerged from spring with a slight edge for the starting nod at quarterback. Johnson shared spring snaps with redshirt freshman Alex Mortensen and freshman Cole Barthel.
“Robert first started feeling a little bit of pain towards the end of spring practice, but it didn’t really cause much discomfort until this week,” Nutt said. “He won’t be able to do a lot of work in the weight room this summer, but he will be able to participate in conditioning drills and some pass skeleton work. The good news is that I expect him to be full speed and ready to go by August.”
In 2004, Johnson played in six games as a reserve behind Matt Jones. He completed 10 of 19 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns.
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