Hogs spring: OLB Rasner arrested; Green out for 2011 season with knee injury

Hogs spring: OLB Rasner arrested; Green out for 2011 season with knee injury

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  Broderick Green
FAYETTEVILLE - Injury likely has cut short Arkansas senior running back Broderick Green's college career, while junior outside linebacker Ross Rasner's spring practices ended after his Friday morning arrest.

Green tore the ACL in his left knee during Wednesday's scrimmage, requiring major surgery that will sideline him the 2011 season, the UA reported Friday.

A fifth-year senior from CAC, Green redshirted as freshman in 2007 at the University of Southern California and lettered in 2008 as a USC reserve before transferring to Arkansas with an immediate three years eligibility because of the illness of his grandmother in Arkansas.

Green could only be eligible at Arkansas in 2012 if granted a special NCAA waiver on appeal for a sixth year of eligibility. He was Arkansas' second-leading rusher last year with 365 yards.

Police arrested Rasner, 19, Friday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and as a minor in possession of alcohol.

Rasner was about to close the Razorbacks' spring drills contending with senior incumbent starter Jerico Nelson at first-team outside linebacker but did not practice Friday and presumably will not play in Saturday's 3 p.m. ESPN televised Red-White intrasquad game.

The Razorbacks worked briefly Friday without pads inside the Walker Pavilion with the Red and White teams practicing as Red and White teams rehearsing for Saturday's game.



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