Saturday, August 20, 2011
Top Arkansas junior RB injured
By Brian Stumpf
North Little Rock (North Little Rock, Ark.) junior running back Altee Tenpenny suffered a fractured fibula Friday night in a scrimmage and will miss the next 4-6 weeks.
"One of my teammates horse-collar tackled me and when he came down he landed on my ankle," said Tenpenny of the injury.
"My ankle is just slightly sprained but I fractured my fibula (the smaller of the two leg bones) in three places. The trainers and doctors tell me I'm out for 4-6 weeks."
Tenpenny, a 5-11, 198 pounder, ran 1,232 yards and 15 touchdowns last fall as a sophomore and broke onto the national scene this summer at "The Opening" on the Nike Campus where he posted a 133.77 SPARQ Rating to finish in the top five of the SPARQ Rating National Championship. He has already collected verbal scholarship offers from the likes of Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma and others.