Razorbacks' Rakestraw out 6-8 weeks after breaking pinkie finger

Updated: October 18, 2007, 8:31 PM ET
Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas coach John Pelphrey says freshman guard Nate Rakestraw broke the pinkie of his shooting hand Tuesday, likely keeping him off the court for six to eight weeks.

Rakestraw, who averaged 19.4 points a game during his senior year at Springdale Har-Ber High School, was one of the two consistent freshman for the Razorbacks, Pelphrey said.

"It hurts us because he was getting better. He was part of our limited guard depth and he could change the scoreboard ...

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