FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas coach John L. Smith says starting fullback Kiero Small injured a foot Wednesday and is expected to undergo surgery.

Smith didn't offer any more details about the injury or how long the senior will be out, but he says the injury occurred during a non-contact drill at practice.

Small transferred to the No. 8 Razorbacks prior to last season from junior college. He entered this season as one of Arkansas' most reliable blockers and also spent part of preseason camp working as a backup linebacker.

The Razorbacks host Louisiana-Monroe this week in Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium.