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RB Williams suffers stinger in Arkansas’ spring finale

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April 29, 2017 at 6:55 pm.

Oct 8, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA;  Arkansas Razorbacks running back Rawleigh Williams III (22) runs after a catch during the fourth quarter of the game against Alabama Crimson Tide at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Alabama won 49-30. Photo Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 8, 2016; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back Rawleigh Williams III (22) runs after a catch during the fourth quarter of the game against Alabama Crimson Tide at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Alabama won 49-30. Photo Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

The players knelt in a moment of prayer after the injury.

Arkansas later officially diagnosed the injury as a stinger, which is less serious than what had been feared initially. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Much of the immediate worry resulted from the fact that Williams suffered a serious neck injury as a freshman in 2015. So the initial concern was that Williams had sustained a similar injury.

Coach Bret Bielema told reporters after practice that the stinger was unrelated to his 2015 injury.

It is unclear when Williams will be able to resume football-related activities.