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Arkansas QB KJ Jefferson returns in fourth quarter after suffering knee injury against Texas A&M

The Razorbacks saw their quarterback limp off the field after the first drive of the third quarter.

NCAA Football: Texas A&M at Arkansas
Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback KJ Jefferson rolls out to pass against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium.
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Update: After sitting out for a major portion of the second half, Jefferson has returned to action to help the Razorbacks close out the Aggies. Arkansas leads 20-10 with four minutes left in the game.

Update: Jefferson has been pulled from the game after he favored his knee on a rollout pass. He looked to the sideline after the play and head coach Sam Pittman decided enough was enough. Malik Hornsby takes over at quarterback for the Razorbacks, who are up 17-10 on the Texas A&M Aggies.

Update: Jefferson has returned to the field and doesn’t appear to the favoring his knee, but did not attempt a pass on the first two plays back. On Arkansas’ third down play, Jefferson scrambled after seeing no receivers open and landed hard on the run after being tackled. He limped off the field again, but appears to be staying in the contest.

Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback KJ Jefferson headed to the medical tent after appearing to suffer a knee injury on a hit early in the third quarter. The quarterback had scrambled on an option play and was headed to the sideline, but got shoved out by a Texas A&M defender. He got up limping and completed the series without attempting a pass, favoring his knee at times.

Jefferson limped off the field as the Razorbacks failed to convert a 3rd and 15. They lead the Aggies 17-3 in the third quarter of a pivotal SEC West clash. Jefferson had 202 yards and two passing touchdowns prior to suffering the injury.