Eaton Injured

Nate Allen

FAYETTEVILLE – On Twitter Friday, heralded Arkansas Razorbacks women’s basketball freshman Elauna Eaton confirmed she has  undergone knee surgery repairing a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Eaton will miss the 2020-2021 season and restart her Razorbacks career as a freshman in 2021-2022.

On Oct. 14 Arkansas Coach Mike Neighbors had said Eaton was beset with a health issue that would affect her 2020-2021 campaign.

“She is dealing with an injury,” Eaton said.  “We’ll know more in a couple of weeks. It will obviously affect her playing time when we know what direction she is headed.” 

A Helena native and star at Nettleton High School  upon moving to Jonesboro, Eaton, a  6-foot guard, was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette High School Player of the Year   averaging 23.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game her senior season for Nettleton’s state championship team.

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