August 14, 2007

Craw-Fish tandem excels

Star Arkansas split end Marcus Monk is going to be out for four to six weeks with a knee injury, and in his absence some younger receivers must step up soon. Two look to be answering the call.

It is still a battle between several solid candidates, but if Monday's practice was any indication, sophomore London Crawford and junior Reggie Fish could be the guys used to fill the void. Monk's injury was repaired on Monday through an arthroscopy. He had a small tear in the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus and had an articular cartilage fracture of the lateral femoral condyle. It could have been much worse, but it is obviously more serious than the bone bruise the MRI revealed last week.

Aside from Monk, Fish, 5-foot-7, 156 pounds, has been the best player on the team at getting open.

"They were calling my number, and Casey was calling my number in two-minute, and Casey was just putting it on the money," Fish said. "He had good time and good protection from the line, so it was clicking today."

Aside from Monk, Crawford, 6-2, 200, has been the best at making catches when he is not open.

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