Arkansas is expecting Kody Walker back for the Auburn game

The Razorbacks' best blocking back is planning to return to the field this weekend against Auburn. Mark D. Smith USA TODAY Sports

A key member of Arkansas' running game is scheduled to make his return to the lineup, as fullback Kody Walker is expected to suit up against Auburn. Walker has been sidelined breaking his hand against Toledo Sept 12.

"Kody Walker did a tremendous job to get his cast cut down," Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema said this week. "He was here last night. He was very excited about what he was able to do ball management-wise. So we expect to get him back involved in the game plan a little bit more, not only a tailback but at fullback, as well."

With Jonathan Williams suffering a season-ending injury during fall camp, Walker was expected to transition from fullback to running back to help Alex Collins shoulder the load at running back. However with the emergence of freshman Rawleigh Williams, giving the Hogs' a second option at running back, Walker may be used more in his traditional fullback role.

A redshirt senior, Walker has 278 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns in his Arkansas career.

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